Change was on the agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners held at City Hall. Announcements of retirement were made, along with a signing of oath of office from a new member to the board.
Councillor Patrick Boyle was sworn onto the board by city clerk/solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko, who will be replacing Councillor Candice Kirkpatrick, respectively.
“I Patrick Boyle having been appointed to the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners do solemnly promise and declare that I will truthfully, faithfully perform the duties as a member of the Board of Police Commissioners,” Boyle stated during his swearing in.
Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Dale Larson informed the board of an upcoming departure from one of its members.
“After years of service to our community and our police service Sgt. Marc Girard has tendered his retirement resignation effective April 1,” Larson informed the board. “We want to acknowledge the work that Marc did for our community over the last 34 years.”
Also on the agenda was the decision for funding toward a new service dog for police service. “It’s a request for funding for full source contract to replace police service dog Banan,” Deputy Chief Randy Fuhr said. “we acquired Banan in 2009 and he’s not fully depreciated, but he acquired a spinal injury, so we have to retire him and replace him.”
Fuhr informed the board a replacement service dog was made available from Prince Albert Police Service, with the board agreeing for the requested amount of $5,250 to make police service dog Loki the newest addition to the Moose Jaw Police Service.
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