Police Administration

Chief of Police

Chief Smith
Chief Smith
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.
Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell

Deputy Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief McGuigan
Deputy Chief McGuigan
Deputy Chief Gary McGuigan has been a member of the Charlottetown Police Service since joining in 1985.  Over the course of his career he has worked his way through the ranks serving on routine patrol, Major Crime, and promotions from Constable to Corporal to Sergeant to the present time as Deputy Chief of Operations.

Deputy Chief McGuigan is a graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy and he has continually updated his education by taking other courses offered by the Academy as well as those from the Canadian Police College and UPEI.  

In 2002 he was awarded the Canadian Police Association Award of Excellence and is also a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and a two-time recipient of the Canadian Red Cross Life Saving Award.

Deputy McGuigan is a member of both the Canadian and PEI Associations of Chiefs of Police.

Born and raised in Charlottetown he chose the policing profession as a way to give something back to the community he grew up in.

Deputy Chief of Administration and Support Services

Brad MacConnell