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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Grey County OPP's Top Cop Retiring

Grey County | by Claire McCormack  

Detachment Commander Inspector Michael Guilfoyle retires at the end of the month.

Detachment Commander Inspector Michael Guilfoyle, is retiring at the end of the month after 32 years with the Ontario Government, including over 30 years with the OPP.  

Guilfoyle is retiring from policing and has accepted a position at a Toronto regulations consulting firm.

His last working day at the Chatsworth Detachment is May 16th.

Guilfoyle began his career in 1987 at the Wiarton OPP Detachment.

During his time on the job, he's been Inspector/Director of the Gaming Enforcement Branch for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (ACGO), before transferring to Grey County OPP where he has been the Detachment Commander since March, 2012.

Guilfoyle says "I am very fortunate for having the opportunity to lead a dedicated group of men and women at the Grey County OPP during the past five plus years. I am very proud of their professionalism and dedication to duty they continue to display on a daily basis," he adds, "Their commitment to public safety and security often goes unrecognized and I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts that has made my job as their Detachment Commander a very rewarding position."

There's no word yet on who the new Detachment Commander will be.

Guilfoyle has accepted a position as Senior Vice President Helsby Drake Regulatory Practice for Thentia Corporation located in Toronto. Helsby Drake is a regulations consulting firm focused on Healthcare, Engineering & Geoscience, Securities, Alcohol & Gaming, Accounting and Government Permits and Licensing and Insurance Regulation. Thentia Corporation is a Crown Corporation.

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