Chatham-Kent Police Service Training Unit
Mike Thompson began his policing career in 1996 with the Chatham Police Service, prior to the formation of the Chatham-Kent Police Service in 1998. Mike has taken on many roles within the Chatham-Kent Police Service, including General Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Traffic, and Training. Notable is his experience in Traffic-related investigations. He is a former Collision Reconstructionist, Radar instructor, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and Breath Technician.
Mike was promoted to Sergeant in July 2013 and began leading the Services Training unit in January 2014. He was appointed to the Ontario Association of Police Educators (OAPE) Executive in August 2014 and is currently serving the OAPE Board as President.
Present day, Mike is an Acting Staff Sergeant, managing his Departments Corporate Services section. Mike is passionate about quality Professional development within the Police Profession and is dedicated to lifelong learning.