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Ken Weatherill

Deputy Chief Police

Work History


Deputy Chief of Police

Barrie Police Service

Manage day to day operations of the Service including but not limited to Operational Service, Support Services, Investigative Services, Records Management, Information Technology.

Perform duties of the Chief of Police as directed by the Chief or the board

Prepared the Service and delivered electronic disclosure of crown packages in collaboration with the Ministry of the Attorney General

Significant highlights:

  • Neighborhood Policing Model - overseeing the development of a new Neighborhood Policing Model for the Barrie Police Service to prepare the Service to meet community needs and expectations
  • Specialty Service Review - Overseeing a Service review of specialty units with a goal of identifying efficiencies and synergies with neighboring police and public agencies
  • Analytical Dashboard - overseeing the development and implementation of an analytical dashboard with focus on three levels; tactical, operational and strategic  analysis.
  • Operational Effectiveness - currently reviewing the deployment and mandate of several support units to ensure that they meet community and Service needs.

Respond to community and political concerns with the appropriate  police response after considering the issues, of community safety and well being. 

Prepare and support the budget process considering short and long term needs as well as monitoring day to day operations to ensure fiscal compliance.

Liaise with the community listening for opportunities to improve policing Service to the City of Barrie.


Deputy Chief Field Support

Hamilton Police Service

Manage the day to day operations of Field Support Services

Analyze status reports and budget submissions, review and approve expenditures

Meet with various levels of government and community organizations to ensure delivery of superior policing methods and techniques

Prepare Police Services Board reports, attend Police Service Board meetings and respond to questions and concerns of Board members

Built new and enhanced existing community relationships across the City.

Interact with the media

Perform the duties of the Chief of Police when directed by the Chief or the Board

Significant highlights :

  • Developed and presented business case and funding model for new Hamilton Police Service Investigative Services Building.
  • Commanded the Nathan Cirillo repatriation and funeral operations, ensuring that all aspects of risk and community safety were considered.

  • Built a comprehensive review of deployment to improve traffic safety along the LINC and RHVP then implemented initiatives to correct driver behaviour and improve safety with a zero increase to the Hamilton Police Service 2016 budget.

  • Participated in the successful delivery of the Pan – Am Games without incident with a $1.2 million savings over the original estimated amount.

  • Delivered upon the following achievements: 58,664 Provincial Offences Notices issued in 2015, 245,760 RIDE lanes conducted in 2015, obtained significant increases in reporting of sexual assaults, sexual assaults against children domestic violence reporting.

  • Oversaw and delivered a new Hamilton Police Service web page on a platform that was mobile and tablet user friendly.

  • Implemented a solid business strategies in relation to recruiting, training, staff development, transfers and promotion.

  • Delivered on some of the latest technologies including a citizen online reporting system (Coplogic), a new crime analytics tool ( BAIR Analytics) which will provide the information to intelligently direct deployment of our front line officers and investigators moving one step closer to predictive deployment.

  • Improved civilian training for over 400 of our members. This included restructuring the training and I.T. branches and filling a trainer position to enhance the skills and abilities of our civilian members. Implemented a leadership development course for all members of the Service.

  • Developed the Hamilton Police Service Employee Wellness Strategy ensuring organizational health. This included conducting an analysis of our long term absences and submitting a board report to replace them at virtually a zero cost.

  • Built upon and established new relationships with the Hamilton Community, the Hamilton Diverse Community and Hamilton Business Community.

  • Participated in collective bargaining for the 2012 – 2016 contracts including negotiating two pilot duty officer schedules to ensure that senior officers are available to support the front line and be actively engaged in leading.

Division 30 Patrol Superintendent

Hamilton Police Service

Develop Divisional Objectives, encourage others to set and pursue goals and objectives that are in line with the philosophy of community-based policing

Responsible for the implementation and role out for the Neighborhood Policing Model (Service Delivery Model) ensuring that it fits with divisional and community requirements for the patrol division.

Foster a climate of open communication that ensures a timely and accurate flow of information

Built community relationships at many levels and with many communities

Prepare annual budgets

Address staffing needs of the Division as identified by advisory bodies, politicians, special interest groups and the community at large

Develop and administer a selection process for specialized assignments within the Division and ensure the career development of staff

Command scenes of major occurrences as set out in  Hamilton Police Service Policies

Represent the Service at public and special events

Commanded major criminal investigations including; Daniel Baffoh and Timothy Bosma, investigations during the most critical period, the first 36 – 48 hours. Delivered harassment and discrimination training for civilian and sworn members of the Service in 2012 – 2013.

Conducted Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) as the Commander. In the fall of 2012, I commanded a ground search and rescue for a missing elderly woman from Ancaster, Vivian Campbell. This search involved over 90 officers during a 48 hour period

Commanded the safe and peaceful removal of demonstrators during the Enbridge Line 9 Demonstration in 2013.



Division 30 Patrol Inspector

Hamilton Police Service

Manage and coordinate the work of sworn and civilian members attached to a Divisional Uniform Branch

Initiate, monitor, and evaluate programs in community policing and problem -oriented policing

Develop and administrate an operational plan for Divisional Uniform Branch

Liaise with other areas within the Service, other police agencies and community groups, and participate in a number of committees pertaining to policing in that Division

Significant highlights:

Reviewed  the voluntary paid duty system and identified strategies to reduce billing charges to community and businesses requiring extra policing for their events and business operations.

Lead as the Project Manager for our Records Management System (NICHE). This was at a pivotal time in the project requiring strong team building abilities, change management skills, leadership abilities and excellent communications skills. During this time, I developed Provincial and National alliances and set the ground work for the continued success being experienced today.

  • Public Order Unit (POU) commander, where I lead the Hamilton Police Service, POU during the G20 in Toronto in 2010. Carabana Festival in Toronto in 2009 and 2011 and responded to Caledonia in support of the OPP in 2008.
  • Developed the operational plan and was the commanding officer for the RBC Canadian Open Golf Tournament, at The Hamilton Golf and Country Club in 2012. 
  • Developed the operational and security plan for Canadian and World Cycling Championships.


Inspector Support Services

Hamilton Police Service

Develop, initiate and monitor ongoing operational activities of the branches within the span of control. Ensure operational activities within the span of control meet legislated and Service guidelines (ERU/EDU, Canine, Marine, Public Order and Communications Branch).

Facilitate the development of staff within the Division, and in addition, take appropriate steps to address other staffing issues, as they arise.

Research, prepare and deliver verbal and written reports to other areas of this Service and senior management in relation to specific Operational Services Division responsibilities.

Participate, in a lead capacity, in incidents which involve the declaration of a disaster and the deployment of ERU and EDU.

Monitor and provide input into the Division's budget.

Implement and provide input into the development of policies and procedures.

Prosecute Police Services Act charges.

Ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place for the Service to respond to declared emergencies, when called upon to do so.


Office of the Chief Quality Assurance Inspector

Hamilton Police Service

Research and develop the infrastructure necessary to operationalize quality and lead the performance management effort of the Service

Determine Standards of Performance that expresses the vision of what constitutes "quality" and "adequacy" within the Service

Research, develop and initiate processes that foster and promote the continuous delivery of Quality Service

Design and incorporate review processes, measurement indicators and evaluation tools

Monitor ongoing operational and administrative activities and policies; identify gaps and ensure compliance with internal and external directives, regulations and policy standards

Facilitate processes to achieve and maintain ongoing and consistent standards of adequacy, the measures of which are reflected in the seven Performance Management Areas as detailed in the OACP Quality Assurance Model

Identify best practices in the public and private sector for adoption by the Service to advance the concept of Quality Service

Identify and recognize excellence within the organization

Respond to external customers and stakeholders, continually monitoring citizens' needs and concerns through the conduct of audits and reviews

Identify Senior Management and corporate accountabilities for implementing, measuring, evaluation and improving processes 


Division One Patrol, Staff Sergeant, Support Branch

Hamilton Police Service

Supervise ERU officers

Act as advisor to On Scene Commander where tactical operations are being conducted

Responsible for the roll out of the community based policing service delivery model for division one.

Coordinate ongoing tactical training programs

Develop a yearly budget for maintenance, repair, training, and new equipment 


Detective Sergeant Homicide

Hamilton Police Servcie

Manage and coordinate the work of the Homicide investigators

Act as the Case Manager for major investigations and projects including joint force operations

Complete performance appraisals of Detectives

Conduct audits of investigations

Prepare annual budget for branch


Support Services Staff Sergeant

Hamilton Police Service

Supervise Sergeants and Acting Sergeants and be responsible for overall supervision of sworn and civilian members on the Squad

Assist in preparing and monitoring the progress of Squad goals and objectives

Ensure ongoing quality of members' written work, including Crown briefs, occurrence and other reports

Receive, document, and investigate public complaints and Service complaints

Supervise the care, handling, and release of prisoners

Monitor the condition of equipment, vehicles, and police buildings


Emergency Response Unit- Support Services Sergeant

Hamilton Police Service

Supervise ERU Officers

Act as advisor to the On Scene Commander

Coordinate through Staff Sergeant ongoing training

Coordinate maintenance and repair of tactical vehicles and equipment

Assist Staff Sergeant develop a yearly budget for the Unit


Investigative Services Vice & Drugs

Hamilton Police Service

Investigate matters of illegal drug activity, gambling and lotteries, bookmaking, disorderly houses, and monitor exotic dancers

Liaise with other police services; take part in joint task force operations

Devise and deliver training/ information sessions to the community

Oversee drug and vice investigations

Also while assigned participated in: Investigated Sexual Assaults, Joint Force Project with RCMP (Drugs Gravelles) member of Ferris Park Task Force, Samuel Perreira Homicide, appointed Acting Detective



Division 31 Patrol

Hamilton Police Service

General patrol duties, such as but not limited to:  traffic enforcement, domestic assaults, assaults, break and enters


Operational Services

Hamilton Police Service

Emergency Response Unit, Explosives Disposal Unit, Guest Lecturer at the Canadian Police College for Explosive Re-validation


Division One Patrol

Hamilton Police Service

General Patrol. Appointed to Emergency Response Unit in 1988, Appointed Explosive Disposal Unit 1990, Appointed Emergency Response Unit Team Leader 1991, Elected Secretary Canadian Explosives Technicians Associations 1992, re-elected Secretary C.E.T.A 1993


Division Three Patrol

Hamilton Police Service

General Patrol and Specialty Unit known as "Special Car"


Division One Patrol

Hamilton Police Service

General Patrol Duties


Police Constable

Hamilton Police Service

Hired  October 1986


General Labouror

Weatherill Electric Limited

Various duties as assigned



Police Leadership & Criminal Justice

FBI National Academy, Quantico Virginia

The FBI National Academy is a professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. It serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Recipient of a Yellow Brick

National Academy graduates fondly recall their experience on the “Yellow Brick Road.” The final test of the fitness challenge, the Yellow Brick Road is a grueling 6.1-mile run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Along the way, participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, maneuver across a cargo net, and more. When (and if) the students complete this difficult test, they receive an actual yellow brick to memorialize their achievement.


Graduate Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice Education

University of Virginia

A program in Criminal Justice Education is offered at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, to students enrolled in the National Academy Program. All students in this 10-week program are required to complete a minimum of 13 credits of academic work (undergraduate and/or graduate) with at least one course in each of the five following areas: behavioral science; forensic science; law enforcement communication; law; leadership development. Each student may elect to take an additional one to three credits of course work.


Police Leadership

Rotman School of Business

This unique, three-week intensive experience focuses on the key facets of leadership and provides participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves in a dynamic learning environment. The program is facilitated by Rotman faculty who are at the forefront of thought leadership and practice. In addition, participants are exposed to prominent guest speakers from law enforcement and the corporate world. The program is anchored around relevant content and activities such as the in-class projects which are designed to address real time policing issues.

Education, Certifications & Courses


Cruise Ship Academy Executive Management Certification

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers- Vancouver BC

Cruise Management Academy  provides knowledge about the tools, systems and support that are designed to help manage teams and how to grow a business.


Project Management

McMaster University

McMaster University and Global Knowledge have joined forces to bring Canada’s leading project management training program. PMP®-certified instructors bring Global Knowledge's proven curriculum to life, incorporating the theory and best practices, through real examples.


Human Resource Management

McMaster University

The Human Resources Management program has been designed in association with the DeGroote School of Business to help human resources professionals succeed as strategic partners within their organization, gain university level knowledge and applied skills in the key human resources disciplines of recruitment, strategic planning, training, labour relations, compensation, health and safety and human behaviour.


Conflict Resolution

McMaster University

Assist  in understanding individual style of conflict resolution and both the positive and negative impacts of  style in managing conflict effectively.  Discussions include why conflict happens in the work setting, ability to discover practical tips for managing conflict, constructive routes to communication and agreement, while considering own ways for dealing with conflict and practice various ways of communicating more effectively.


Violence in Relationships

McMaster University

Examined the complex factors and conditions that contribute to various forms of abusive situations within the family. The cyclical and transactive nature of violence within partner relationships and the resulting impact on the child will be addressed. Explored the various professional roles with respect to prevention and intervention, current community response initiatives, and family, methods of helping individuals develop conflict resolution skills for replacing dysfunctional patterns.



Management Fundamentals

McMaster University

This introduction to the fundamentals of strategic planning  provided  resources as to  how to structure and develop a plan and involve staff and stakeholders.


Bachelor of Arts, Geography

McMaster University

Various courses throughout the four year program

Professional Development

2016                         PSA, Adjudicator Prosecutor Seminar, Orillia

2016                         IACP Conference, San Diego (various Workshops)

2016                         OACP Conference, Niagara Region

2015                         PSA, Adjudicator Prosecutor Seminar, Orillia

2015                         Wellness Symposium, Mohawk College

2015                         IACP Conference, Chicago (various workshops)

2015                         Road 2 Mental Readiness Training, Hamilton

2015                         OACP Conference, Peel Regional Police Service

2014                         Safe Talk Training, Hamilton

2014                         Travel Industry of Ontario, Management Certification

2013                         International Conference for Law Enforcement Executives

2013                         Kevin Kilmartin- Emotional Wellness Training

2012-2013              Delivered IMS Training to all members of the Organization

2012-2013              Presented Harassment & Discrimination during Annual Training

2011                         Risk Management Training- Gordon Graham, Hamilton

2010                         Emergency Management Conference CACP, Montreal

2010                         Crisis Communication Conference, Hamilton

2010                         Incident Command ICS 100, 200, 300

2009                         International Counter-Terrorism Conference, Orlando

2009                         Public Order Unit Commander Course, Orillia

2008                         Auditing Course, Hamilton

2008                         Ethics and Organizational Values

2008                         Business Planners Course, Peel Regional Police Service

2007                         Bay Area Leadership (executive level one year course)

2007                         Complaints Prosecutors Course

2007                         Integrated Risk Management Canadian Police College

2007                         Major Case Management

2002                         Leader Course Ontario Police College

2002                         Shotgun Instructor Course, Hamilton

2001                         Tactical Operational Leader Course

2001                          Range Safety Officer Course, Hamilton

2000                          Incident Command Course, Hamilton

2000                          Expert Witness Course, Toronto

2000                          CISO Under Cover Course

2000                          General Investigators Training,  Niagara Falls

1999                          Drug Investigator High Risk Dynamic Entry, Hamilton

1999                          Level 1 Supervisors Course

1998                          Quality Service Training Course Ontario Police College

1998                           Interview and Interrogation Course, Hamilton

1998                           Informant Development Course, Hamilton

1997                           Drug Investigators Course, Ontario Police College

1995                           Emergency response Unit Refresher Training, Hamilton

1995                           Range Safety Instructors Course, Hamilton

1995                           Police explosive Technicians Revalidation Course Ottawa

1993                           Advanced Tactical Sight Survey Course Amherst NY

1993                           Effective Presentation Course Hamilton

1992                           Police Sniper Course Calgary

1992                           Explosive Disposal Workshop, Ottawa

1992                           Advanced Tactical Driving Course FBI Academy, NY

1992                           Explosive Disposal Conference "EDCON", Ottawa

1991                           Explosive Disposal Conference "EDCON", Brampton

1991                            Advanced Tactical Training FBI Academy, Quantico

1991                            Post Blast Scene Technicians Course, Ottawa

1990                            Radiography Course, Ottawa

1990                            Police explosives Technicians Course ,Ottawa


Professional affiliations

Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA)

International Association of Chief of Police (IACP)

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)

Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Zone 4 (OACP)

Ontario Public Order Advisory Committee (OPOAC)

McMaster university Alumni

McMaster university Athletic Alumni  

community involvement

2016 - Present    Ride Don't Hide, HPS Liaison, Planning Chair

2015- Present     St Patrick's Church

2014- Present     ProAction Cops and Kids, Hamilton Branch Liaison

2014- Present     Rotary Flamborough AM

2011- Present     St Joseph's Healthcare Foundation (Around the Bay) Fundraising Chair

2012-2013            Parent Liaison & Dry Land Trainer Ancaster Avalanche Hockey    AE Pee Wee 

2012-2015           Chief's Soccer Challenge   St Joseph's & United Way    

2008- Present     Hamilton Police Service Running Team Executive

2009-2013            McMaster University Co-Chair Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

2006- Present     It's a Kids Christmas

2004- 2010           Team Manager U-Play Basketball

2005-2011            City Kidz, Road 2 Hope, Operation Christmas Compassion

2004-2010            Executive Board Member De Dwa De Des Nye, Aboriginal Health Centre

2004-Present      Founding Member of the HPS Aboriginal Committee

2004-2009            McMaster University Chair- Men's Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

2003-2007            HPS Honour Guard

2001                       Big Sisters Charity Luncheon (ticket selling)

2000-2001            Manager Transway Basketball- Minor Bantam

1998-2000            Coach-Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club   

1999-2000            Coach-Parkdale Hockey Association- Novice   

1999-2000            Coach- Parkdale Hockey Association Squirt Boys

1998-1999            Coach- Parkdale Hockey Association Tyke

1998-1998            Coach-Hamilton Basketball Association Squirt Girls

1996-1998            Coach- Parkdale Hockey Association Tyke

1996-1997             Coach- Hamilton Basketball Association Senior Boys       

Hobbies and interests


Horseback Riding

Ice Hockey


Weight Training