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Announcement of R. Scott Fraser as Chief of Police



December 19, 2023   Time:  8:30 am

Re:  Announcement of R. Scott Fraser as Chief of Police

The Kingston Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Acting Chief Scott Fraser as the new Chief of Police with the Kingston Police, effective January 1, 2024.

Scott Fraser has been serving as Acting Chief of Police for the past year following Chief Antje McNeely’s announcement of her retirement. Prior to his appointment as Acting Chief, Scott served as Kingston’s Deputy Chief of Police since October of 2021.

“After a thorough recruitment process that attracted candidates from across Canada, we are confident that Scott Fraser is the right leader to continue with the priorities and objectives set out in our Strategic Plan to meet the changing needs, values and expectations of the community,” said Board Chair, Jarrod Stearns.

“Given his past years as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief, and his extensive police experience spanning over three decades, including serving as Chief of Police of the Brockville Police Service, Chief Fraser has displayed a comprehensive understanding of the integral role that municipal police play in ensuring the safety and well-being of their communities.”

The Board looks forward to continuing working with Chief Fraser.

“I want to thank the Kingston Police Services Board for the opportunity to lead the members of the Kingston Police.  We are fortunate to have some of the best police officers and support staff in the Province and together we will execute the goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan.  It truly takes a team to deliver our mission of working in partnership with the community to support and protect the safety of all Kingstonians. I am proud to be part of this team and honoured to be appointed as Kingston’s next Chief of Police!”, said Chief Fraser.

For more information, please contact Jarrod Stearns, Chair, Kingston Police Services Board at

Attachment Bio – Chief R. Scott Fraser

BIO - Chief of Police Scott Fraser

Fraser began his career in policing in Vancouver in 1991 and joined the Brockville police in 1998. 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. He has lectured at the Canadian Police College and served as syndicate leader within the Canadian Police College Drug Investigative Techniques Program numerous times.

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

Fraser, 53, 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.

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