The West Nipissing Ontario Provincial Police detachment is welcoming a new detachment commander. Inspector Megan Moriarty took over operations at the detachment on May 15.
Starting her career in 1993 at the Prescot Detachment on the St. Lawrence River, Moriarty has served in Renfrew, Lanark County, Bancroft and the East Region Traffic Unit where she served as a front-line officer, motorcycle patrol officer and a drug recognition expert.
Promoted to sergeant in 2010 and staff sergeant in 2015, Moriarty became detachment commander for the Superior East Detachment which includes Wawa, White River, Chapleau and Hornepayne in 2015.
In 2018 and 2019, she became the acting detachment commander in both the James Bay Detachment and the Manitoulin Detachment before being promoted to Inspector for the Manitoulin OPP Detachment on April 15, 2019.
"I am very proud to have been chosen to lead the dedicated officers of the Nipissing West Detachment who continue to provide effective front line emergency response services and investigative excellence to the communities we serve,” Moriarty said in a news release. “Together, our team of highly skilled and professional officers will continue to work towards keeping our communities safe in partnership with our community leaders and engaged with external agencies."