Fedeli pays tribute to Police ChiefTuesday, October 22, 2013 by: Kate AdamsFile photo
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
Recent recognition of North Bay Police Chief Paul Cook by the Governor-General was highlighted Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli today at Queen’s Park.
Fedeli read a Members’ Statement outlining Cook’s policing achievements in the Ontario Legislature this afternoon. The prepared text of the statement is as follows:
Thank you, Speaker. Today I stand to pay tribute to one of Nipissing’s finest, North Bay Police Chief Paul Cook.
Earlier this month, Chief Cook was named an Officer of Merit of the Police Forces by Governor General David Johnston. He was recognized along with 28 other officers during a ceremony held at the Citadelle, Quebec.
Chief Cook has served in policing for 31 years, all of those coming in North Bay. He joined the North Bay Police Service as a Constable in 1982, and over time rose through the ranks, serving first as Deputy Police Chief before being named Chief in 2004.
Chief Cook has always looked to better himself and those around him. He’s travelled to FBI Headquarters in Quantico, Virginia for training, and has served as vice-president of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs, and this year, became president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
On a personal note, I’ve known Paul for many years, and worked with him when I served on the local Police Services Board as Mayor of North Bay. I’m very proud that he represents Nipissing with distinction and dedication each day, and I offer him congratulations on behalf of the residents of Nipissing.