The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners today received notification from Police Chief Clive Weighill that he plans to retire from his position as Chief of Police with the Saskatoon Police Service on October 1, 2017.
Police Chief Weighill notified the Police Commission of his decision at its monthly meeting on June 27, 2017.
Police Commission Chair Darlene Brander said, “The Police Commission has received and accepted the notification by Chief Weighill that he will be retiring as Police Chief as of October 1, 2017. Each of us, as Commissioners, expresses our sincere appreciation for his significant contribution to the Saskatoon Police Service, in particular, and our community in general. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners will launch the recruitment process for the Chief of Police position immediately and will implement a transition process with the Police Service until such time as Chief Weighill’s position is filled.
Police Chief Weighill said, “I wish to thank the Board of Police Commissioners, both past and present, for their support and advice during my 11 year tenure. In relation to the sworn and civilian members of the Saskatoon Police Service it would be impossible to find a better or more committed group of people to work with. I also want to thank the many community partners who I have collaborated with to make Saskatoon a safer city. Other than my marriage to Lois this has been the best 11 years of my life, but I feel the time is right to begin a new chapter.”
Commission Chair Brander added, “Given the strong national reputation that has been developed for the Saskatoon Police Service under Chief Weighill’s watch we expect that the recruitment and selection process will yield very strong candidates for the Police Chief position. Again, we thank Chief Weighill for his dedication to the Police Service and to Saskatoon. We are the better for his time at the helm of the Service.”
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander through the City Clerk’s Office 306-975-3240.