Leading Change: First Female Police Chief in Nova Scotia

Leading Change: First Female Police Chief in Nova Scotia

Chief Julia Cecchetto is creating history by becoming the first female police chief in Nova Scotia at the Kentville Police Service.

Chief Cecchetto has seen a lot of change in the last 27 years. She originally started at the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) in 1990 as the eighth woman to join the service, and saw this amount almost double by the year she graduated from training. Currently, the HRP has 100 female members representing 20% of the force.

Chief Cecchetto’s new position will involve working to build and strengthen the relationship between the police and the communities they serve. This is something she has been doing in Halifax for the last seven years by working with community groups and the school system to help organize community events.

“We are honoured to bring such an experienced police officer into this role, and into the Kentville community.” -Craig Gerrard, chair of the Kentville Police Commission.

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