Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin announces retirement


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Chair of the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board, Karen Redman, announced today that current Chief of Police Bryan Larkin will be retiring after 31 years of service.

Larkin joined the Waterloo Regional Police in 1991 and became Chief of Police in 2014.

“It has been a true honour to lead this organization over the past eight years and serve beside the incredible members who commit themselves each and every day to public safety and wellness. As I reflect on my career, I am reminded of the sacrifices made by every member who took an oath to serve this community. I am also reminded of the success achieved through those sacrifices and am immensely proud and thankful for every member’s leadership and dedication,” Larkin said in the press release posted by WRPS.

“I am also grateful to the Waterloo Region community, Chair Redman and members of the Board for their support, trust, and confidence over the past several years. While this was not an easy decision, it was the right decision. I leave this incredible organization confident in the leadership and guidance of others to continue successfully moving the service forward to meet the growing needs of the community,” Larkin’s statement concluded.

According to the post shared by WRPS, Larkin will be working with the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board on a transition date. An interim police chief will be announced prior to Larkin’s departure.

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