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OPP officer to lead Dryden Police Service starting Nov. 27

OPP will formally take over policing in Dryden in 2022.
Ed Chwastyk
Acting OPP Inspector Ed Chwastyk and Dryden Police Doug Palson appeared together for this 2019 photo (OPP Northwest Region/Facebook)

DRYDEN, Ont.— The OPP officer who most recently commanded the Dryden detachment is now taking the helm of the Dryden Police Service.

The Dryden Police Services Board announced that Acting OPP Inspector Ed Chwastyk has been seconded to DPS as Chief of Police, effective Nov. 27, 2021.

This is three months before the City of Dryden formally transitions its municipal police service to the OPP.

Chwastyk takes over from former Dryden Police Chief Doug Palson who is moving to lead a police service in Manitoba.

Dryden city council voted earlier this year to have the OPP take over policing in the community.

The move is aimed at cutting costs and increasing the number of officers on patrol.

The transition date is Feb. 24, 2022.






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