Staff Sergeant Christopher Scott will take on the role of Deputy Chief of the Kingston Police, the Kingston Police Services Board has announced.
Scott has spent the last 20 years with Kingston Police, and only after 10 years serving as a uniformed patrol constable with police services in Toronto and Ottawa. Scott was promoted to sergeant in 1999, and staff sergeant in 2001, and has taken on some demanding assignments during his tenure in Kingston.
“In his time with the Kingston Police, Chris has often been specifically chosen for assignments requiring decisive and proactive action because he can be counted on to accomplish organizational priorities despite any obstacles,” Kingston Police Services Board said in a press release on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.
Working as a sergeant and then staff sergeant, Scott headed the unit responsible for drug enforcement, bail compliance, property crime, community response, intelligence operations, and the canine team. As a staff sergeant, his assignments also included: overseeing a platoon in Uniformed Patrol; court services and property operations; criminal investigations; and his most recent assignment in the Professional Standards Unit.
“His expert stewardship in every area has resulted in significant recognition for the expertise and professionalism of the Kingston Police, including the successful conclusion of the investigation into the complex quadruple homicide discovered at the Kingston Mills Locks in June 2009,” the Police Services Board said.
But beyond his duties and successes in uniform, Scott is well known locally for his devotion to the Kingston community. From 2005 to 2016, Scott was involved with the Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association as a trainer and as an executive member. He was the co-chair of the organizing committee for the Ontario Special Olympics 2012 Provincial Spring Games, a major event co-hosted by the Kingston Police and the Ontario Provincial Police, and from 2016 to 2018, Scott was a member of the board for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Kingston. Most recently, Scott accepted appointments as a member of the Kingston Limestone Region Board for Habitat for Humanity, and as a Program Adviser for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area.
“His reliability on all fronts is indicative of his personal ethics and the sense of responsibility he assumes for making this community a better place in which to live,” the Kingston Police Services Board said.
Scott will assume his new duties as Deputy Chief on January 1, 2019.