The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have announced that Detachment Commander, Inspector Chris McGillis, will be retiring.
McGillis has held a variety of roles since starting his police career in 1992, including with the Kanata Municipal Detachment, the East Region Emergency Response Team, the Investigations Support Bureau attached to the Ontario Illegal Gaming Enforcement Unit (OIGEU), the Ottawa Traffic Detachment, and the Hawkesbury Canine Unit.
In 2016, McGillis was promoted to Detective Sergeant and transferred to the East Region Professional Standards Bureau. In 2018, he was promoted again to Detective Staff Sergeant and transferred to the Central Region Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau’s Drug Enforcement Unit in Barrie. In 2019, he was assigned to the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau and seconded back to the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). Following this role in INSET, he was assigned to his present role as the Detachment Commander for Hawkesbury Detachment.
Having faithfully served the community for 30 years, McGillis has decided to retire at the end of November.