On Friday, July 26, the Cobourg Police Services Board announced Chief of Police Kai Liu’s retirement and appointed Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf as Chief Designate, effective July 26, 2019.
After all appropriate notifications were made this weekend, the Cobourg Police Services Board can confirm that Chief Kai Liu will be retiring from municipal policing to lead Ontario’s First Nations policing as Chief of Police with the Treaty Three Police Service.
“This new opportunity is full circle for me. Early in my career with the Ottawa Police Service, I worked closely with indigenous peoples and found the job to be quite rewarding. I am looking forward to again, engaging and building relationships with the indigenous communities within the Treaty Three Police Service,” says Chief Liu.
The board is pleased that Chief Liu will be bringing his vast experience and leadership to the northern communities within Treaty Three Police Service.
Cobourg Police Services Board Chair, Dean Pepper supports his new role, “Treaty Three Police Service are very fortunate to have Chief Liu leading their large service which will allow him to get back to his roots and make a difference with the First Nations.”