UCCM Police Service police chief Rodney Nahwegahbow announces retirement

UCCM Police Chief Rodney Nahwegahbow announced recently that he will be retiring.

M’CHIGEENG—UCCM Police Chief Rodney Nahwegahbow announced at a Police Services Commission meeting October 11, that he will be retiring from his position.

Police Chief Nahwegahbow, 54, has been with UCCM Police for 27 years, working his way up the ranks as a patrol officer and sergeant, until he was appointed police chief in June 2010, a role he has held for the past six-and-a-half years, a UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service release explained.

The 27 year veteran of the police service didn’t cite a specific reason for his announcement, just that he is retiring effective August 31, 2017 for personal reasons. Chief Nahwegahbow noted, “I have all confidence that the Police Service will continue to provide excellent police services to our communities during this time of transition.”

UCCM Police Services Commission chairperson Peter Nahwegahbo stated that the entire commission was surprised by the announcement and have accepted Chief Nahwegahbow’s retirement announcement with their deepest regret. Chairperson Nahwegahbo further stated that the leadership and approachable nature exemplified by the outgoing chief of police will be missed by the commission, the UCCM Police Services and the communities he represented and served to protect.

Details regarding a search for a new police chief will be forthcoming.