UCCM Police Commission Announces New Chief of Police

Release Date: January 8, 2020

The UCCM Police Commission is pleased to announce that the search for a new Chief of Police has been successful. Mr. Faron Whiteye will assume the helm of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service effective February 3, 2020. Mr. Whiteye hails from the Moravian Delaware Nation with ties to Walpole Island First Nation. He has over 23 years in First Nations policing with the Anishinabek Police Service and Walpole Island Police Service, serving 6 of those years as Detective Staff Sergeant and Professional Standards & Major Criminal Investigations Bureau Commander. Most recently he has been employed at the Ontario Police College as an Instructor with the Basic Constable Training Program in Firearms and the last two  years as Team Leader in Criminal Investigations.

Faron has been married to his wife Patricia for 23 years. Patricia holds her BSc, MEd. Their three children also are qu ite accompl ished. Their eldest son Alistair (23) serves with the US Marine Corps as Crew Chief on a Huey Helicopter.  Aiden (21) serves with the US Marines, is the Designated Marksman in the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team and their youngest, Abigail ( 19) attends University at Eckerd College on a full scholarship to play NCAA basketball.

The UCCM Police Commission is confident that Mr. Whiteye wi ll be a welcome addition to the lead the team as he possesses a diverse policing background and a sol id understanding of First Nations policing. A welcoming ceremony is being planned with our Commission, Staff, Chiefs and First Nations at a future date, once Mr. Whiteye and his wife are settled. We hope you help us welcome them to our beautiful Manitoulin Island.

The Commission would also like to take this opportunity to say Chi Miigwetch to Yves Forget who has served as interim Chief of Police for the past several months while the search for a Chief of Police was being conducted. His guidance and expertise are truly appreciated.

For more information please contact, Peter Nahwegahbo, Chair, UCCM Police Commission , at peter.nahwegahbo@uccmpolice.com.

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