Roger Chaffin

Former Chief of Police, Calgary Police Service

Roger Chaffin served with the Calgary Police Service for over 33 years, the last 3 of which he served as the Chief of Police. In his professional policing career he has led most (if not all) operational and administrative functions that comprise modern Canadian policing. He has received his policing education locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, has served in the executive of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as served on numerous boards for not for profit organizations across Canada. Since his retirement he serves as a volunteer on several community boards in the Calgary area, provides consultancy advice on projects relating to policing in Canada, and sits as an advisor with the Coalition for Canadian Police Reform, advocating for systemic reforms in Canadian policing. He has been awarded with the Canadian Order of Merit (Officer Level), the Queens Diamond Jubilee, and the Provincial Long Service medal. He is a staunch advocate for strategic police governance, for contemporary reimagination of police legislation, and for a national approach to delivering to all Canadians systemic police reforms.