New Detachment Commander for SD&G OPP

The new Detachment Commander for the SD&G OPP, Insp. Mike Mulhearn. Courtesy photo

LONG SAULT – A new Detachment Commander now heads the Ontario Provincial Police force in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Chief Superintendent Daniel Redmond, Regional Commander for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region announced today that Staff Sergeant Michael Mulhearn has been promoted to the rank of Inspector and has assumed the role of Detachment Commander for the SD&G OPP.

Mulhearn’s rank promotion was made effective Aug. 1. He replaces Inspector BJ MacDonald, who recently transferred to East Region Headquarters.

The Detachment Commander has been with the OPP for 29 years, serving virtually his entire career in SD&G. Joining the OPP in 1987, he was promoted to Sergeant in 1998, then Staff Sergeant in 2012. He was the detachment’s Operations Manager and Support Manager.

For eleven months in 2015 and 2016, Mulhearn served as the acting Commander for the Hawkesbury Detachment.

In today’s press release, he’s commended for bringing a wide range of experience to his new position, “with a strong knowledge of the communities he serves and an equally strong understanding of the OPP’s commitment to community policing.”

“I am very pleased to have Mike as our new Detachment Commander,” says Dennis Fife, Chair of the SD&G Police Services Board. “I have worked with Mike for several years and have always been satisfied with his performance.”

“It’s a privilege for me to continue serving the communities of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry,” says Inspector Mulhearn. “I look forward to enhancing the relations we have with our community and policing partners.”

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