Chief Steve Hitchon came to the Springfield Police Service in May 2020 after spending the past 32 years with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police. Initially from Southern Ontario and a die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan, Steve has served throughout Canada and across seas with the Military Police. For the past five years, Steve was assigned to 1 Canadian Air Division at 17 Wing Winnipeg, where he was responsible to conduct Security and Force Protection evaluations for all Royal Canadian Air Force and NORAD locations in Canada. Furthermore, he was a Taceval Evaluator for NATO, where he conducted evaluations of Security, Force Protection, and Policing within various NATO counties around the world.
On the personnel side, Steve is married to his wife Cynthia who is an Aero Space Control Operator at 1 Canadian Air Division. Steve and Cynthia have two boys, Joshua who is a Nurse with the Canadian Armed Forces, and his son Jordan who is currently in the process of following his father’s footsteps with policing.