||Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody has an extensive operational policing background and is presently the Commanding Officer of the RCMP in the Province of Manitoba. He has served in National Headquarters Ottawa, and in the Provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. A/Commr Kolody was promoted to Commanding Officer of “D” Division in June of 2016.
From January 2012 until June 2016, A/Commr Kolody held the position of Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations for the Manitoba RCMP. He previously held the positions of District Commander of the RCMP Manitoba East District, Officer in Charge of Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing for Manitoba, and Officer in Charge of the RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section in Manitoba. His considerable experience in drug enforcement and money laundering has qualified him as an expert witness in drug trafficking and proceeds of crime in several provinces throughout Canada.
A/Commr Kolody is a National Critical Incident Commander and Crisis/Hostage/Barricaded Persons Negotiator. He is the recipient of many awards including the Manitoba Award of Excellence in Policing, a Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery, and in September 2014, he was appointed the Order of the Merit of Police Forces for outstanding contributions to Canadian Policing and the RCMP.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, Ontario and graduated from the Schulich School of Business, Masters in Project Management and the Executive Development programs at Queen’s University School of Business and the Asper School of Business in Manitoba.
A/Commr Kolody was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He is married to Terri and they have three children.
Assistant Commissioner Scott KOLODY
Served – 2018 to 2019
||Chief Grant hails from Cornerbrook, Nfld. He began his policing career with the RCMP in 1980 and served at Brandon, Wasagaming and Flin Flon detachments in Manitoba from 1980 – 1985. In April 1985 he became a Member of the Brandon Police Service.
During his career, he worked in the Patrol Division, Traffic Section, Community Services / Crime Stoppers Section, Crime Division, Administration Section, Inspector i/c Operations and most recently as the Chief of Police.
Chief Grant is married and has two adult children living in Toronto and Winnipeg. He enjoys working on various home improvement projects. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Masters Degree in Rural Development from Brandon University.
Chief Grant believes that policing is something that you do “With” a community and not “To” a community. He has undertaken many community-oriented initiatives to strengthen relations with the community. The most notable initiative is Community Mobilization, which brings various Human Services providers together to work in a collaborative risk driven manner. The purpose of this program is to offer collaborative assistance to people who are at acutely elevated risk of being involved in crime, being the victim of crime or being involved in self-inflicted harm.
Chief Grant was elected from Vice President to President of the MACP in 2016.
Chief Ian GRANT
Served – 2016 to 2018
||Chief Clunis is married to his wife Pearlene and has two daughters, Taylene 27 and Atira 21.
Chief Clunis was born in Harmony Vale Jamaica and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1975 at age 11. Growing up in a diverse and sometimes challenging environment, he witnessed firsthand the socio-economic challenges faced by many groups in society. It was his desire to impact social change that led Chief Clunis to join the Winnipeg Police Service in 1987.
He has served in major areas of the Police Service, including Uniform Patrol, Traffic, Plainclothes Investigation, Community Relations, Organizational Development & Support, as well as a number of administrative leadership roles.
Chief Clunis is an avid volunteer participating in mentorship programs, police basketball and bicycle relay teams, and also serves as a police chaplain. He was a recipient of the Police Service’s Award of Excellence in 2002 recognizing his outstanding police and community work.
His leadership philosophy is “people first” and consistently seeks to create a healthy work environment for those he is privileged to lead. Chief Clunis was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002, Sergeant in 2004, Inspector in 2007, Superintendent in 2010, and was appointed Winnipeg’s 17th Chief of Police November 2nd, 2012.
Chief Clunis has ushered in an era of Crime Prevention Through Social Development for the city of Winnipeg, believing that providing cross-cultural opportunities for social and economic equity will create a safer, healthier Winnipeg, resulting in sustainable crime reduction.
He is president of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the Board of Directors of The Canadian Police Knowledge Network and a member of the Poverty Reduction Council of Winnipeg.
He is a respected leader who believes the future of Winnipeg hinges on the creation of a culture of safety for all, and is proud to help lead in this way.
Chief Devon CLUNIS
Served – 2013 to 2016
||Keith McCaskill commenced his career with the Winnipeg Police Service in 1976. He has worked in a number of areas throughout the Service, including uniform patrol, plain clothes investigations and undercover investigations.
He is also a trained incident commander, who has commanded the on-scene police response at numerous armed and barricaded incidents.
Throughout his career he has commanded many different areas of the Service including Uniform Divisions, Internal Investigations and the Criminal Investigations Division; which was comprised of 13 independent units including Homicide, Major Crimes, Stolen Auto, Arson Strike Force and Forensic Identification, to name a few.
He has been involved in numerous Joint Forces Operations with police agencies across Canada and was extensively involved in an International Joint Forces Operation involving 9 different police agencies investigating a serial sniper case.
In 2005 he retired after 29 years of service when he was offered a position with the Government of Manitoba as the Coordinator of Aboriginal and Municipal Law Enforcement for the Province. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring Municipal and Aboriginal Law Enforcement agencies were providing adequate and effective policing for the citizens of Manitoba. He also took on a number of other responsibilities, including Chairing the Manitoba Meth Task Force which was an initiative involving Federal, Provincial and Municipal Departments to combat Crystal Meth. He also coordinated the Amber Alert protocol for the Province of Manitoba and chaired and contributed to many different committees and boards.
In December of 2007, Keith returned to the Winnipeg Police Service when he was appointed the 16th Chief of Police for the City of Winnipeg.
He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy as well as a number of programs through the Canadian Police College.
Keith is married to his wife Grace and has two grown children. His son JP and his daughter Dawn are both police officers with the Winnipeg Police Service.
Chief Keith McCASKILL
Served – June 2011 to 2013
|Photo Courtesy of Brandon SUN
||On June 11, 2007, Chief Keith Atkinson was elected President of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Atkinson is currently the Brandon Police Service’s 17th Chief of Police. Chief Atkinson began his policing career in 1979 with the Saskatoon Police Service as a Special Constable. A year later he became a regular Constable performing a variety of duties including; patrol, traffic, detectives, communications and crime prevention. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 where he was assigned to the Commercial Crime Section and was later the Media Relations Officer. In 2000, Chief Atkinson volunteered for a United Nations mission in Kosovo, where he served as a civilian police officer for 9 ½ months.
In 2003, Keith was promoted to Inspector in charge of the Professional Standards Division, of the Saskatoon Police Service, where he oversaw internal audit, internal investigations as well as planning and research. He was further promoted to Deputy Chief in 2005 and was the Commander of the Bureau of Community Policing, administering all operational aspects of the Saskatoon Police Service. He also served as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp for the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan for several years. In January 2007, Keith retired from the Saskatoon Police Service after serving just over 27 years to become Brandon’s Chief Constable.
Chief Keith ATKINSON
Served – June 2007 to June 2011