Longworth Returns to Woodstock Police

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A familiar face will be the next Chief of Police in Woodstock.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Services Board has hired a new Chief to replace the retiring Bill Renton. 

Daryl Longworth has accepted the position and will start his new role in September. Longworth is currently the Deputy Police Chief for the London Police. Prior to working in London, he was actually the Deputy Police Chief in Woodstock for 6 years. In both roles, he was involved in overseeing operations, strategic planning, administration, human resources, professional standards, finance and overall budgets. 

Longworth has over 26 years of experience in policing in many diverse operational units, and has extensive technical and
supervisory experience in Criminal Investigations, Criminal Intelligence, Drug Enforcement and Tactical Operations.

Board Chair Mary Anne Silverthorn says they are thrilled to have Daryl Longworth back in Woodstock. 

The Board is very pleased that Daryl will be the next Chief of Police of the Woodstock Police Service. Daryl has an exceptional skill set
which will go a long way towards expanding our service, strengthening community connections and building partnerships. The Board looks forward to working with Daryl as we enter a new phase of policing in our growing community.”

Mayor Trevor Birtch, who is a member of the Woodstock Police Services Board and Vice Chair is also happy to have Longworth back.

“We are very excited about Daryl Longworth returning to Woodstock as the Chief of Police. He brings experience from a large service – experience that will continue to enhance our community, and our commitment to serve and protect the members of this community. The selection of Daryl for the Chief’s position will be good for the Friendly City.”

Due to commitments in London, Mr. Longworth will begin his position as Chief in September 2019.

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