President

 

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James A. Brown

James joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1965, and served in the Military Police until June 1970 with stints in the Air Defense Command in Canada and Germany. He then decided to move to civilian policing and joined the Peterborough Police Service in August 1973 and continued on as a constable in general investigations until he

joined the RCMP

joined the RCMP in June 1976. Whilst serving in the Force, James worked in general investigations, serious crimes and as an intelligence officer. He also took the time to acquire a BA in Psychology from Waterloo University in 1993 and after leaving the Force in 2006 acquired a subsequent MA in Social Psychology in 2012 again from University of Waterloo. In 1984 he wrote “A Guide to Arson Investigation” which was used by investigators in “K” Division (Alberta) and his thesis for his MA was titled “Does Affirming the Self Decrease the Desire to Join a Gang?”. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Past President of Kawartha Friends of the Osprey and Secretary of the Blue Knights International Motorcycle Club, Inc. Kawartha - Chapter XV.

Treasurer

 

Alex Popovic
Alex Popovic

 

In addition to his experience as an RCMP inspector who specialized in commercial crime, Mr. Popovic is a lawyer and has a master's degree in securities law. He also worked on a joint venture between the RCMP and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, set up in 1999 to co-operate and develop strategies to fight cross-border telemarketing frauds.

Vice-President

 

Steve Semenchuk
Steve Semenchuk

 

Steve was born in Ottawa.  He attended Carleton University under the Reserve Officer University Training Plan (ROUTP) and was Commissioned an Officer in the Canadian Forces. Joined the Primary Reserves and held various contract positions with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps ( RCASC Ottawa ON) and the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Infantry Regiment (G&SF Owen Sound ON) from 1969 to 1973. The positions included Security Officer, OIC Summer Student Training Programs, and Public Warning Officer, a Cold War Era position at CFB Borden.

Joined the RCMP

Joined the RCMP as a Special Constable Member on August 27, 1973 and was posted to the old "O" Division Jarvis Street, Toronto, HQ. Worked in and was later promoted to Special Constable Supervisor, Property Security Unit. Converted to Regular Member and returned to Depot for additional training in 1989 and was then transferred to Oakville Det GIS. In 1990 was transferred to the Executive & Diplomatic Protective Service (E/DPS) and was promoted to Cpl / Shift Supervisor. Transferred to Hamilton Det in 1993 and then Milton Det in 2005. From 1993 until retirement I worked in the Commercial Crime Section (CCS) in the Tax, Bankruptcy and Major Fraud Units. Promoted to Sgt in 2005 with rolls including Project Leader, NCO i/c Central Intake, and GTA CCS Admin/Ops Support NCO. Appointed to the "O" Division Management Review Team in 2009. During my career I worked a number of interesting international files, various Economic Summits and provided close protection to several VIP's. My investigative duties permitted travel throughout the United States and to England and allowed me to work with partner agencies such as local Police Services, the OPP, FBI, Scotland Yard, Revenue Canada, Service Canada, OSC, and SEC. I was also an active member of the RCMP Member and Employee Assistance Program (M/EAP) from its' inception until my retirement.

Memorable file - receiving temp appointment as a Justice of the Ontario Courts to hear evidence and take witness testimony in a Mutual Legal Aid Treaty (MLAT) request. A memorable M/EAP event was the honour of assisting with the repatriation of our members who died on UN Duty in Haiti when the country was hit by a devastating hurricane.

Following retirement in January 2011, I joined a Milton On Army Cadet Corps as a volunteer and was subsequently allowed to reapply for my Military Commission. I am currently a member of the Cadet Instructors Cadre, an element of the Primary Reserves, and an Officer Instructor with the 2990 Lorne Scots (Milton ON) RC Army CC.

Secretary

Robert F. Lunney
Robert F. Lunney

Bob Lunney has served with the RCMP in Toronto, the Yukon and Ottawa, as Edmonton’s chief, Commissioner of Protection, Parks and Culture in his Winnipeg home town, and finally in Peel.

Additionally he served as the President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and spent 12 years as a consultant in several countries.

Bob brings a huge toolkit to the job of Division Secretary and we are immensely grateful for his participation on the executive.

Newsletter Editor

Editor-In-Chief James (Jim) Eichenberg
Editor-In-Chief James (Jim) Eichenberg

Widows/Widowers Committee

Bob Lunney doubles up his responsibilities for which we are most thankful.

Division Benefits Officer

Brian Wilcox

Social Committee Chair

Tammy Felts

Sick Committee

Vacant

IT Manager

James Forrest

Bursaries Coordinator

Ken Cornforth