A new Chief of Saugeen Shores Police appointed and contract is ratified

The Saugeen Shores Police Services Board (PSB) has announced that Kevin Zettel, Deputy Police Chief, has accepted the permanent position of Chief of Police for the Town of Saugeen Shores.
In his tenure as Deputy Chief of Police and during his time as interim Chief, Kevin hasĀ demonstrated that he has the skills, knowledge, respect of the force and, mostĀ importantly, the confidence of the Board to fulfill this important role.
The PSB unanimously endorsed the recommendation that Deputy Chief Zettel be offered theĀ permanent position of Chief, in lieu of a formal posting process.
The effective date of the appointment is November 2, 2020, followed by a formal
swearing in on November 18th at the 4:00 p.m. regular public meeting of the Police ServicesĀ Board.

Deputy Chief Zettel was assigned to Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation before being promoted to Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Sergeant in 2010. He was then further promoted to Inspector in charge of Police Operations in 2018.

Zettel has attended a number of Ontario Police College, Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, Dalhousie University and Federal Bureau of Investigations Leadership courses during his police career. He is also a member of the Victim Services of Bruce-Grey-Perth board of directors.

The Saugeen Shores Police Services Board and the Saugeen Shores PoliceĀ Association are also pleased to announce that they have ratified their Collective AgreementĀ with their principal members.
On October 30th, the Chair of the Police Services Board, Dave Myette and the
President of the Police Association, Mike Cuillerier, signed a Memorandum of
Agreement that signifies agreement on all outstanding issues with the Collective
Bargaining process.
The four year agreement effective January 1, 2020 will remain in effect until December 31, 2023. The agreement contains significant improvements in contract language for the
efficient and cost effective delivery of second to none Police Services to the residents of
the Town of Saugeen Shores. It also contains wage and benefit improvements for the
members of the Police Association consistent with community economic norms.
This significant development, along with the appointment of a new Chief of Police, signals
the beginning of a new era in Policing in The Town of Saugeen Shores.