After a nationwide search, the City of Charlottetown has named Brad MacConnell the new Chief of the Charlottetown Police Services.
Chief MacConnell was sworn in at an official ceremony held in Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, August 30, 2021. The Honourable Nancy L. Key administered the oath, and Mayor Philip Brown and the Honourable Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Justice, presented Chief MacConnell with the Governor General Exemplary Police Service 30-Year Medal in recognition of his decades of service as a Police Officer.
“We are incredibly proud to announce Brad MacConnell as the new Chief of Police for the Charlottetown Police Services,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “Brad is a seasoned officer who understands our city, our community and our police force. We expect his passion for community-based policing will continue in his new role as Chief of Police. On behalf of Council, I wish to congratulate our new Chief of Police, Brad MacConnell,” said Mayor Brown.
Chief MacConnell joined the Charlottetown Police Services in 1995, after serving five years with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police. During his 26-year tenure with the Charlottetown Police Services, Chief MacConnell has served in several roles, including Patrol Constable, Detective Constable with both the Street Crime Unit and the Major Crimes Unit, Detective Sergeant in charge of Major Crimes, and since 2016 as Deputy Chief of Police. Chief MacConnell was a co-recipient of the Premier’s Crime Prevention award for his work with the Loki 7 Task Force.
Chief MacConnell attended Dalhousie University and the Canadian Police College, where he received a Certificate of Police Leadership and completed the Senior Police Administration course, respectively. Chief MacConnell has also received the Canadian Police Association Award of Excellence for bravery and the Police Exemplary Service Medal.
“Chief MacConnell exemplifies the best of our Charlottetown Police Services and has been instrumental in the modernization and implementation of new technologies within the department,” said Councillor Greg Rivard, Chair of the Protective and Emergency Services Committee. “With his extensive experience and leadership skills, I know that Chief MacConnell will continue to build upon the legacy of exceptional performance and responsible police work we expect from our Police Services. On behalf of the Protective and Emergency Services Committee, congratulations Chief MacConnell,” concluded Rivard.
Chief MacConnell lives in Charlottetown with his wife Kerrilee and their three children, Morgan, Hannah, and Brad.