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Paul Pedersen sworn in as Sudbury's new police chief

By: Jonathan Migneault - Sudbury Northern Life

 | May 05, 2014 - 8:21 PM |
Sudbury's new police chief Paul Pedersen, left, received a ceremonial sword from Inspector Dan Markiewich, Sudbury's acting police chief, during his swearing-in ceremony at the Caruso Club Monday evening. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury's new police chief Paul Pedersen, left, received a ceremonial sword from Inspector Dan Markiewich, Sudbury's acting police chief, during his swearing-in ceremony at the Caruso Club Monday evening. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

New chief says community policing model will be main priority

On one of the proudest days of his life, Sudbury's new police chief, Paul Pedersen, said he could never have imagined the moment of his swearing-in when he started his policing career straight out of high school.

Thirty-four years later, Pedersen accepted a ceremonial sword from Sudbury's acting police chief, Inspector Dan Markiewich, during a ceremony at the Caruso Club Monday evening.


“I am blown away,” Pedersen said. “I couldn't be happier with the community. I couldn't be happier with the organization.”

Pedersen said he plans to continue the community policing model championed by former police Chief Frank Elsner.

“More than ever before, we've got to work closely with our partners,” Pedersen said.

In his speech, he said enforcement is the result of a police force's failures to prevent crime through collaboration with front-line community groups.

Pedersen commended the Greater Sudbury Police Service for a progressive approach to law enforcement and vowed to promote a “smart on crime” approach.
 
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