Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

New Detachment Commander Selected for Caledon OPP


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Town of Caledon are pleased to announce that Staff Sergeant Tim Melanson has been promoted to the rank of Inspector and effective January 6, 2014 will become the new Detachment Commander of the Caledon OPP.

Inspector Melanson began his policing career in 1986 and served as an Auxiliary, Cadet Officer and Constable with the former Alliston Police Service prior to its amalgamation with the Ontario Provincial Police in December 1992. Since that time, he has served as a High School Resource Officer, a Detective Constable in both the Crime and Drug Units, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001 and in 2011 was again promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant where he served as the Operations Manager at the Nottawasaga OPP.

“Inspector Tim Melanson brings a wealth of knowledge and community based policing experience to his new position as Detachment Commander of the Caledon OPP. His enthusiasm, motivation and dedication as a police officer speaks to the true police professional that he is,” said Marolyn Morrison, Mayor of the Town of Caledon. “His reputation for possessing a strong work ethic is evident in all that he has done as a police officer and I am confident that the men and women of the Caledon OPP and our community will greatly benefit from his leadership,” adds Mayor Morrison.

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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