After 30 years as a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the last 16 years as the Commander of Lanark County Detachment, Inspector Gerry Salisbury has announced he will be retiring.

Acting Inspector Stephanie Patterson will be taking over as the Interim Detachment Commander starting August 12, 2013.  A new Detachment Commander for Lanark County Detachment will be announced sometime this October. Acting Inspector Patterson is a 20 year veteran of the OPP and has a wealth of experience as an Operations Manager, working in the Provincial Communications Center, acting as a Regional Staffing advisor, and most recently acting as the Detachment Commander of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Detachment.

A competition has started for the Detachment Commander position. The Local Police Service Board members will participate in the selection process.

Inspector Salisbury wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks to all those who made his tenure in Lanark County such a positive experience.