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Executive Leadership

Comprised of both sworn officers and civilian members, the Executive Leadership team is responsible for overseeing and managing all operations of the Kingston Police. They plan for all major events and take command of emergent critical incidents. In partnership with the Kingston Police Services Board, the Executive Leadership team also assists with developing the Kingston Police strategic plan, which sets out the present and future objectives and goals of our organization.

Chief of Police Scott Fraser

Chief Fraser began his career in policing in Vancouver in 1991 working the downtown East side and West end of Vancouver. In 1998 he left the Vancouver Police and took a position with the Brockville Police in Ontario. In his 23 years there, Fraser served as breathalyzer technician, mountain bike officer, intelligence/drug officer, Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations and Inspector in charge of Operations and Support Services, before becoming Chief of Police in 2014. He has lectured at the Canadian Police College and served as syndicate leader within the Canadian Police College Drug Investigative Techniques Program and is also a National Instructor for Georgetown University - Active Bystandership in Law Enforcement (ABLE) Program.

Fraser joined the Kingston Police Force on October 4, 2021, as Deputy Chief, he was appointed Acting Chief on January 1, 2023, and Chief of Kingston Police on January 31, 2024.

Fraser, from Carleton Place, Ontario holds a diploma in Police Foundations from Sir Sandford Fleming College, a certificate in Police Administration from Dalhousie University, and a certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. In June 2006, Fraser attended the 226th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, the only Canadian among 250 attendees for the 10-week course.

Fraser has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal, a medal issued under the Canadian Honours System to recognize loyal and exemplary service to law enforcement. He is also the recipient of the Colin T. Millar Award for sustained commitment to leadership, innovation, and community service in Canada and the Chief Edward F. Moore Award for Integrity, Ethics, and Professionalism in Law Enforcement from the New York/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.

He held the position of President in the New York/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBI National Academy in 2021 and continues to support the leadership of the Chapter in various roles. He is currently the Chair of the Governing Body of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario. Fraser also represents the Kingston Police and participates as a corporate member of the Rotary Club of Kingston.

Scott is married to Katie and has two children, Karling and Zachary, both of which are police officers.

Inspector Lillian Murdock

Inspector Lillian Murdock was appointed to the Kingston Police on August 21, 1995. She progressed through the ranks, culminating in her promotion to her current position on December 21, 2022.

Over her career, Lillian has gained extensive front-line police experience from her assignments to units covering Intimate Partner Violence, Youth Crime, Community Services, Court Services, Professional Standards and uniformed patrol. Moreover, she has served as a crisis negotiator and incident commander.   

Her commitment to law enforcement led her to assume the role of Instructor at St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus in the Police Foundations Program from 2008 – 2013. During this time, she provided instruction on topics such as First Nations and diversity as well as youth crime.

Prior to commencing her policing career, Lillian obtained a diploma in Law and Security Administration – Police Foundations from Sir Sandford Fleming College. In 2021, she successfully completed a certificate program in Positive Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University. Additionally in 2022, Lillian became a graduate from the Rotman School of Management Executive Program, at the University of Toronto.

Lillian has been honoured with the Police Exemplary Service Medal, a medal issued under the Canadian Honours System to recognize loyal and exemplary service to law enforcement. She is the recipient of the Prix Excelsior Award, Ministry of the Attorney General, for extraordinary lengths in serving the public. Lillian also received the Community/Partnership Award at the Kingston Police Award Ceremony of Achievements, and the Building the Community award from the Limestone District School Board, in recognition of her ongoing commitment to youth.

In her capacity as a representative of the Kingston Police, Lillian holds positions on the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston and sits on the administrative body for the Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee. Furthermore, she is a member of the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police, subcommittee on respectful workplaces in policing.

Lillian and her husband Chris reside in the Kingston community where they are proud parents to their two daughters.

Inspector Greg Sands

Greg was born and raised just north of Kingston in the Village of Sydenham.  Greg attended School in Sydenham and later the Law and Security Administration program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario graduating in 1990.  He married his high school sweetheart after being hired by the Durham Regional Police and began his career in Durham Region in 1990, where he was very fortunate to be chosen as a Breathalyzer Technician, Public Order Unit member, coach officer, acting sergeant, worked on a wire-tap investigation and was named one of the first bicycle patrol officers in Durham Region.  After 8.5 years Greg returned to Kingston and began work with the Kingston police in May of 1999.  Shortly after arriving, Greg was moved to the Intelligence unit where he remained until being promoted to sergeant in 2001, returning to patrol.  In August of 2002, Greg was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant where over the years he supervised Patrol, Court Services, Quality Assurance and Audits, Policy and Planning, Fleet, and Special Services.  Greg was a member of numerous committees and was a critical incident commander for eleven years. 

Greg has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service medal for 30 years of exemplary service.

He has attended numerous learning opportunities including the Senior Police Administration Course at the Canadian Police College.  The majority of Greg’s career has been in a leadership position.

As an Inspector, Greg was assigned the Administrative Support Division overseeing the Emergency Response Unit, Canine, Court Services, Training Unit, Property and Stores, Alternative Response Unit, Cell Monitoring, Records and Information Services, Fleet, and Building Maintenance.  Greg remains the oversight for the Incident Command section.  As of March 2024, Greg is assigned the Inspector of Patrol and Communications.

Personally, Greg and his wife were involved heavily as a volunteer coach, trainer, assistant coach and/or manager with kids hockey for 15 years and soccer for 12 years. 

Inspector Matt Funnell

Inspector Matt Funnell began his policing career in August 1996 with the Carleton Place Police Service, where for five years he performed regular patrol and generalized policing duties. In May 2001 he joined Kingston Police.   After joining Kingston, he worked on a variety of assignments as a Constable including frontline patrol and the Criminal Investigations Division, where he was assigned to the General Investigations Unit and the Major Crime Unit.   In 2005 he was one of the founding members of the Kingson Police Cold Case Investigations Unit.  In 2010 he was promoted to Sergeant and continued with supervisory roles in the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2014 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and appointed as an Incident Commander.  Over the following 7 years he performed supervisory duties for frontline patrol and the Court Services Unit.  In 2021 He was promoted to Inspector and assumed oversight of the Community Orientated Response and Engagement Unit and Professional Standards, and more recently the Investigative Services Division. 

Inspector Funnell is the recipient of The Police Exemplary 20 Year Service Medal, the Ontario Homicide Investigator’s Association Award of Merit and the Ontario Homicide Investigator’s Association / Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police Recognition of Dedication and Commitment.

A graduate of Gananoque Secondary School, Inspector Funnell has completed the Police Leadership Program from  the Rotman School of Management at  the University of Toronto;  and holds a  Bachelor of  Applied Arts  -  General  Justice and Public Safety  from the University of Guelph-Humber, a Police Foundations Leadership Program Diploma  from Humber College,  an Adult Education - Staff Training Certificate  from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology,  and a Law and Security Administration - Police Education Diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College.  

Matt has been married to Tamara for 22 years and has two grown children, Brooke, and Jacob.

Detective Inspector Brian Pete

Brian grew up in Kingston, attending both grade school and secondary school locally. He then attended McGill University where he attained a Bachelor of Education. Shortly after graduating in 1999, he was hired by the Peel Regional Police as a Constable, where he worked for 2 years in Brampton Ontario.

Brian applied to and was hired by Kingston Police in early 2002. Since then, Brian has worked in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Services, Incident Command, the Court office and is now a member of the executive command team.

After 2 years on patrol in Kingston, he became a detective constable, working in general investigations and property crime, major crime and cold case homicides. Promoted to Sergeant in 2010, Brian returned to patrol as a supervisor for 1 year. After this, Brian was transferred to Criminal Investigations as the Sgt of the general investigation’s unit. Early in this post in 2012, he was transferred to the Street Crime Unit in Special Services where he was the supervisor for 3 years.

In 2015, Brian was again moved, this time back to the major crime unit where he remained as the Sgt for 2 years. At the end of 2016, Brian was promoted to Staff Sergeant and returned to supervise a shift in the patrol branch. Brian stayed with B platoon for 3 years and was then moved to the S/Sgt position in the court office, just in time for Covid….

Less than 2 years later he became the Acting Inspector in charge of the investigative services division. Brian remains in this position and was commissioned as a senior officer in May of 2022.

Committed to continuing his education, outside of the dozens of work required courses and training seminars, Brian has completed a positive psychology certificate from Laurier University and is currently completing an advanced executive leadership for law enforcement certificate developed by the Canadian Police College and the University of Ottawa.

He has been a staunch supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run initiatives in support of Special Olympics Ontario and is a multi-time plunger in the polar plunge, school championships volunteer and representative, and a budding curling star under the watchful eyes of the Kingston Shot Rocks.

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