(GREENSTONE, ON)-  Superintendent Darrell Smiley, Regional Commander of the North West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the communities of Greenstone, are pleased to announce that Staff Sergeant Al Gordon has taken up his position as the new Detachment Commander of Greenstone OPP.

Staff Sergeant Al Gordon, formerly of Elgin Detachment, began his career in the North West Region, where he was posted to Armstrong Detachment in 1987. Following his tenure in Armstrong, he transferred to London Detachment where he performed general law enforcement duties, and then worked in the Crime Unit from 1994 until 1998.

In 1998, Staff Sergeant Gordon transferred to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). In 2001 he was promoted to Detective Sergeant and transferred to the AGCO Corporate Investigation Unit in Toronto.

In 2013, Staff Sergeant Gordon transferred to Elgin County Detachment as a Platoon Sergeant. In 2015 he assumed the duties of Administrative Sergeant, and was also Acting Staff Sergeant for a period of time.

Staff Sergeant Gordon is looking forward to becoming a part of the community and leading the Greenstone Detachment: “I am excited to be in the North again and I look forward to being part of the community both on and off the job.  Northern Ontario has always felt like home to me and I look forward to using my time as Detachment Commander to develop and sustain partnerships within the community to prevent crime and victimization and to address social disorder in our community.”

The Greenstone OPP would like to extend sincerest thanks to outgoing Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Carl Pettigrew for his years of service in the Greenstone community and wish him all the best as he transitions into his new position as Detachment Commander of the Nipigon OPP.

The members of Greenstone OPP welcome Staff Sergeant Al Gordon and look forward to continuing to serve the communities of Greenstone under his leadership and benefiting from his years of diverse experience.