Chief Don Webster - 1988 - 1994

Donald S. Webster was born and raised in Charlottetown,
P.E.I., the son of former Chief of Police Sterns Webster. Don joined the RCMP in 1955 and did his initial training in Regina.
He had several postings over his interesting and eventful career with the RCMP to such locations as Ottawa, Halifax, Truro, Amherst and 4 separate postings in the Yukon. He actually had
a total of 34 postings!  He was promoted to Corporal in 1964
and at that time he was in charge of the bootlegging issue in the province of Nova Scotia. In 1971 he was promoted to Sergeant and he was in charge of the Halifax RCMP General Investigation Section. In 1979 he received another promotion to Staff Serg-
eant where he was Section NCO for all of the Truro sub-division. 
                                                                                                                                    Chief Don Webster

After his retirement from the RCMP, he decided he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and applied for the position of Chief  of Police for the Charlottetown Police Department. He
successfully took over the reins on August 1st, 1988 and quickly made a number of changes in the way the department was run. He was a decisive decision maker and ensured policies and procedures were carried out “by the book” at all times. 

Over his many years of policing to not only the citizens of Charlottetown but to many, many cities and towns throughout Canada he is proud of his achievement of receiving the 30 year Long Service Medal, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Governor General Medal.

He also has the distinction of being the Aide-de-Camp for a total of four Lieutenant Governors.

He was also a Scout leader for many years and is the proud father of two adult sons. He and his wife, Barb still reside in Charlottetown and are enjoying retirement.

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