The Kingston Police Services Board has announced the next Deputy Chief of the Kingston Police. R. Scott Fraser will step into the role on October 4, 2021.
With a policing career spanning three decades, including serving as Chief of Police of the Brockville Police Service since September 2014, Fraser brings a well-honed appreciation for the integral role that municipal police services play in ensuring the safety and well-being of their communities, Kingston Police Services Board (KPSB) said in a media release dated Monday, Jul. 12, 2021.
Fraser began his policing profession in September 1991 with the Vancouver Police Department, where he served in various roles across several areas of the city. In March 1998, Fraser relocated to Brockville and joined the Brockville Police Service. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, he accepted several different assignments, including as breathalyzer technician, mountain bike officer, intelligence/drug officer, Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations, Staff Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations, and Inspector in charge of Operations and Support Services, according to the release. With his solid investigative background, Fraser has been invited to lecture at the Canadian Police College and act as syndicate leader within the Canadian Police College Drug Investigative Techniques Program numerous times.
A highly dedicated police officer, Fraser is equally devoted to community involvement in his off-duty hours, KPSB said. His volunteerism has extended to a wide range of organizations addressing community needs, and he has served as a board member for the Brockville and Area Community Foundation; the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health Board of Directors; and the Rotary Club of the 1000 Islands. Fraser is also an accomplished piper and is a member of the Brockville Police Service Pipes and Drums.
In addition to an impressive record of professional development achieved through the Ontario Police College and the Canadian Police College, Fraser holds a certificate in Police Foundations from Sir Sandford Fleming College, a certificate in Police Administration from Dalhousie University, and a certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. In June 2006, Fraser attended the 226th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, the only Canadian among 250 attendees for this 10-week course. He is currently the President of the New York/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.
Fraser has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal, a medal issued under the Canadian Honours System to recognize loyal and exemplary service to law enforcement. He is also the recipient of the Colin T. Millar Award for sustained commitment to leadership, innovation, and community service in Canada and the Chief Edward F. Moore Award for Integrity, Ethics, and Professionalism in Law Enforcement from the New York/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.
The Brockville Police Service Board sincerely thanks Chief Fraser for his 23 years of service, the past seven as Chief, to the community and his contribution to the Brockville Police Service, according to a release on their website. They wish him well in his future endeavours.