New Detachment Commander Named to Lead Northumberland OPP

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The Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, Thomas Carrique is pleased to announce, that effective October 16, 2020, Inspector Jeff Martin will become the new Detachment Commander of the Northumberland OPP.

Inspector Martin began his career with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1994 in Napanee (Lennox and Addington) where he worked as a frontline Constable. He also served as a frontline Constable in East Algoma where he was a member of the Emergency Response Team for five years. Since 2007 he has served as a frontline Sergeant, Detachment Operations Sergeant, Operations Manager and Incident Commander at Northumberland Detachment.

Inspector Martin holds a Diploma in Police Education from Sir Sandford Fleming College and has continued his commitment to lifelong learning. He has been working closely with community stakeholders, Police Services Boards and First Nation Communities since 2005.

Through these partnerships he has played a key role in establishing numerous community initiatives. Inspector Martin also spent many years volunteering with local hockey and soccer associations. He is also a recipient of the Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving, St. John’s Ambulance Life Saving Award and the Police Exemplary Service Medal.

Chief Superintendent Dwight Peer, Central Region Commander:
“On behalf of Central Region I would like to thank members of the six Northumberland County Police Services Boards for their dedication and assistance in selecting Inspector Martin as the new Northumberland OPP Detachm ent Commander. I am confident in Inspector Martin’s continued community engagement and leadership in Northumberland County.”

Inspector Jeff Martin, newly appointed Inspector and Detachment Commander, Northumberland OPP:
“It is a pleasure to continue to serve Northumberland County in a leadership role. As the new Detachment Commander, I consider myself fortunate to have been given this opportunity to serve alongside great men and women of the Northumberland OPP. I am excited about my ongoing relationships and continued engagement with community leaders, stakeholders, policing partners.
This position offers new and exciting challenges to me, all of which I am looking forward to as we continue to build a collaborative and focused approach to community wellness and public safety.”

Northumberland County OPP Police Services Boards and communities served:
Municipality of Trent Hills
Municipality of Port Hope
Alnwick/Haldimand Township
Township of Cramahe
Township of Hamilton
Alderville First Nation
Municipality of Brighton

“As OPP Police Service Boards within the Northumberland County Detachment we would like to extend congratulations to Jeff Martin on his recent promotion to Inspector and welcome him as the new Detachment Commander for Northumberland.
We have all benefited from Jeff’s support as acting Detachment Commander over these many past months and look forward to continuing this positive relationship going forward. Jeff’s excellent communication skills, leadership acumen and commitment to a safe community will benefit all of us as residents in the County.
We would also like to extend appreciation to the leadership of the OPP for allowing us to actively participate in this selection process.”

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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