Ryan Leil appointed deputy police chief in New Glasgow

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New Glasgow Regional Police Chief Stephen Chisholm has announced the appointment of Ryan Leil, as the new deputy chief.

“The hiring committee had a thorough competition for the deputy chief position and we are pleased to have selected Ryan Leil, as the deputy chief of operations. Ryan’s exemplary leadership skills and reputation as an investigator, will serve our communities well into the future.” said Chisholm.

Leil, who is originally from New Glasgow, brings more than 16 years of operational policing to the deputy chiefs’ position, having started with the organization in 2004.

He started in general patrol and was later promoted to the rank of corporal, where he was assigned to the sergeant in charge of the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit in 2016. He was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant in 2018 where he served as the officer in charge of the New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit.

The deputy chief has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Breton University. He also is a graduate from the Atlantic Police Academy and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy and holds many courses from the Canadian Police College and the Atlantic Police Academy.

Leil is the recipient of the Chiefs Commendation in 2019 for outstanding contributions to the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and to the strong commitment to the enhancing partnerships in the community.