Last Updated on January 2, 2023 by YGK News Staff
Kingston Police Services Board has appointed Scott Fraser as interim Chief of Police, effective January 1, 2023. He will replace, on an interim basis, Chief Antje McNeely, who last month announced her upcoming retirement and commences pre-retirement leave shortly.
“In order to facilitate a smooth transition for succession planning for the next Chief for the Kingston Police and to provide the opportunity for Deputy Chief Scott Fraser to step in as Acting Chief, I will be stepping away from my role as Chief of Police as of January 1, 2023 and I will be utilizing my accumulated bank time earned as my pre-retirement leave”, said Chief McNeely.
Fraser began his career in policing in Vancouver in 1991 and joined the Brockville police in 1998, where he progressed to the rank of Chief of Police.
“It is important that there is continuity of command of the Kingston Police, as the Board launches a new Strategic Plan in 2023, and undertakes its search for a permanent Chief” said Board Chair Jarrod Stearns. “Given his past approximate year and a half as our Deputy Chief, as well as his previous command experience, Acting Chief Fraser is well prepared to assume this role, and the Board is looking forward to working directly with him.”
Fraser, 52, from Carleton Place, Ontario holds a diploma in Police Foundations from Sir Sandford Fleming College, a certificate in Police Administration from Dalhousie University, and a certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. In June 2006, Fraser attended the 226th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, the only Canadian among 250 attendees for the 10-week course.