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New director named for P.E.I.'s Atlantic Police Academy

The Atlantic Police Academy’s newly appointed executive director, Forrest Spencer, is sworn in by Judge Jeffrey E. Lantz, left, in the courthouse in Summerside while Holland College president Brian McMillan looks on.
The Atlantic Police Academy’s newly appointed executive director, Forrest Spencer, is sworn in by Judge Jeffrey E. Lantz, left, in the courthouse in Summerside while Holland College president Brian McMillan looks on. - Submitted

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - The Atlantic Police Academy has a new executive director.

Forrest Spencer, a 28-year RCMP veteran and native Islander, was sworn in Monday.

Spencer has a bachelor of arts degree and a certificate in police leadership, and is working toward a designation as a chartered professional in human resources. He served as a member of the RCMP for almost three decades, most recently as chief superintendent and director general responsible for the Executive/Officer Development and Resourcing Unit in Ottawa.

"I am really looking forward to working with the team to build on the positive training that is already being undertaken at the Atlantic Police Academy,” Spencer said. “I think that training women and men who have made the conscious decision to serve their fellow Canadians is extremely important and I am excited to be part of that."

“We are pleased to have such an esteemed and experienced professional joining us to lead the Atlantic Police Academy,” said Holland College president Brian McMillan. “We are confident that Mr. Spencer’s expertise in policing, and his excellent administrative and leadership skills will serve him well in his new position.”

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