How about this for transparency – it could have been buried. Chief finishes his tour of duty on Thursday.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  May 30, 2012.  Halton Regional Police report the arrest of one of their own on a mischief charge.  You don’t see that very often.  Police tend to protect their own.

A 27-year-old Halton Regional Police Service officer has been charged with Mischief following an incident in Oakville.

Constable Chris Peters, 27, of Oakville was charged with mischief and will appear in court in Milton June 19th.  The officer, a three year member of the force, was suspended from active duty with pay.

Halton had a significant number of its officers taking part in the GTA conference in Toronto last year where things got very out of hand and police were seen to be abusing their authority.  In the near future we will see at least 30 senior Toronto police officers charged under the Police Act – some careers may come to an end.  We’ve not heard anything about the Halton Police involvement.

Last time retiring police chief Gary Crowell appears in uniform with his senior officers. Will one of the two become the next chief? Police Services Board is expected to make an announcement soon.

Tomorrow, Thursday, is the last day Gary Crowell serves as Halton’s Chief of Police.  Deputy police chief Andrew Fletcher will take over and do so on a rotating basis with Bob Percy, the other deputy chief until a new chief is announced.

The Halton Police Services Board is expected to make an announcement very soon.


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