Police Chief Duncan Retiring

After 36 years of policing, London Police Chief Brad Duncan has decided to call it a career.

The chief’s retirement, effective May 1, 2015, was announced this morning by Police Services Board Chair Michael Deeb, who praised Duncan for his many years of service to the city.

“Chief Duncan’s leadership of the London Police Service has been characterized by strength, vision, community outreach and a deep commitment to public safety,” says Deeb.

Deeb explains that giving this much notice prior to Duncan’s retirement date gives the board ample time to find a successor.

Duncan succeeded Murray Faulkner as chief, taking over in August 2010. Prior to that appointment, Duncan was deputy chief of operations. He spent nearly half of his career in the Criminal Investigation Division, in charge of major crime and sexual assaults. In addition to many awards, in 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Services by then-Governor General Michaelle Jean.