W.C. (Bill) Fordy

M.O.M.

Biography

Deputy Chief of Support Services, Niagara Regional Police Service

Deputy Chief Bill Fordy is a 28-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and served as the RCMP Assistant Commissioner overseeing all operational and administrative matters of policing in the Lower Mainland District of British Columbia. Deputy Chief Fordy played a key leadership role in the creation of Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre, a specialized child-friendly centre to coordinate child abuse investigations and develop integrated supports for child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

In 2014, he was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the RCMP E Division Commanding Officers Commendation, and Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Justice Institute in recognition of his community service and contributions to justice and public safety in Canada.

He serves as a member, and a former Director, of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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