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Melanson named commander of Caledon OPP detachment

Posted December 18, 2013

Nottawasaga OPP Staff Sgt Tim Melanson has been promoted to Inspector and will takeover as Detachment Commander of the Caledon OPP effective Jan. 6th, 2014, the OPP announced this afternoon.

Inspector Melanson whose policing career started in 1986 as an auxilary member of the former Alliston Police Department, rising to constable, and joining the OPP after it absorbed the APD when New Tecumseth opted for the provincial police service. Since that time, he has served as a High School Resource Officer, a Detective Constable in both the Crime and Drug Units, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001 and in 2011 was again promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant where he served as the Operations Manager at the Nottawasaga OPP.

"Inspector Tim Melanson brings a wealth of knowledge and community based policing experience to his new position as Detachment Commander of the Caledon OPP," according to the press release quoting Marolyn Morrison, mayor of Caledon. "His enthusiasm, motivation and dedication as a police officer speaks to the true police professional that he is. His reputation for possessing a strong work ethic is evident in all that he has done as a police officer and I am confident that the men and women of the Caledon OPP and our community will greatly benefit from his leadership."

Caledon East Detachment consists of Detachment Commander, one Staff Sergeant, 12 Sergeants, 94 Constables, four Part-Time Constables who work in the Provincial Offences Office (Traffic Court) and summons delivery, 1 Special Constable who works at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville (Criminal Court), and 16 Full or Part-time civilian employees. Its headquartered on Innis Lake Road and includes Bolton.

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