Chief Paul Smith - 1994 to Present

Chief Smith began his policing career with the Town of Borden in 1977, and joined Charlottetown Police Services in 1978. His policing career has been varied including work within Uniform Patrol, Drug Section and Major Crime. In 1990 he was promoted to Deputy Chief with responsibility for Administration and Support Service Units and in 1995 was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Charlottetown.

During his period as Chief, the Charlottetown Police Services has achieved several significant milestones, including the planning and growth of the Service with amalgamation, relocation to a state of the art facility, establishing a canine support unit the move to information and intelligence sharing with the introduction of the Police Reporting and Occurrence System (PROS) and the recent establishment of a street crime unit.

Chief Smith is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), serving as a member of the CACP Crime Prevention Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the PEI Association of Chiefs of Police, having served as president. He also serves as a member of the Atlantic Region Committee on Organized Crime, the Atlantic Region Client Consultation Committee to the Forensic Laboratory Services.

At the local level, Chief Smith also serves on a number of committees associated to Domestic Violence and Community Safety, a past member of the Victim Services Advisory Committee, a member of the Board and Treasurer of the John Howard Society of PEI, Secretary to the PEI Provincial Council Scouts Canada and Chair of the PEI Scouts Apple Campaign and a past coach within the Charlottetown Abbies Soccer Club.
Chief Smith is a graduate of Holland College and has taken courses at various institutions including, the Atlantic Police Academy, Canadian Police College, Toronto Police Service/Ontario Forensic Science Centre and Emergency Preparedness College.

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