Orangeville P.S. Chief Tomei to retire in December

September 23, 2014   ·   0 Comments

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon by the Orangeville Police Service, Chief Joseph Tomei will retire in December, 2014. Excerpts of the release appear below, but we will have a full story in the September 28 edition.

After a 43 year career in policing, the last seven years spent being the Chief of the Orangeville Police Service, Joseph Tomei will be retiring in December 2014.

“In 2007, I was given the honour of being sworn in as the Chief of Police of the Town of Orangeville. Since then it has been my pleasure to serve with a group of officers and civilian staff who exemplify the critical role policing plays in keeping our communities safe”, Tomei said. Tomei also stated, “I have also had the opportunity to get to know and work collaboratively with stakeholders and the residents and businesses of Orangeville on community policing and other key initiatives.”

Tomei stated Tuesday, “I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the members of the Orangeville Police Service especially in our crime prevention and crime reduction efforts. The Town of Orangeville has consistently rated as one the top safest communities in Canada according to Statistics Canada. Our top priority has been community safety and enhancing quality of life issues that ensure that Orangeville remains a great place to live and work.”

The Orangeville Police Services Board Chair Cynthia Rayburn stated, “Chief Tomei today announced that he will be retiring as of December 2014. Our community has been fortunate to have Chief Tomei lead our police service. His knowledge and experience has been a true asset.”

Mayor Rob Adams stated, “On December 3, 2007 I had the privilege of attending the swearing in of the 22nd Chief of Police for the Town of Orangeville, Joseph Tomei. On behalf of the Town of Orangeville and the residents, businesses and stakeholders that the Chief has served, we wish him the very best of luck.”

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