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Meet the Executive Team

At Greater Sudbury Police Service we acknowledge that our Vision, Mission and Values are the foundation upon which we have built our "Shared Commitment to Community Safety and Well-being" model of service delivery. As we move forward with collaborative, risk-focused strategies we recognize and value the commitment of individual and collective team efforts in achieving a standard of excellence in community safety.

We are proud to introduce you to our Executive Team; Paul Pedersen - Chief of Police, Sheilah Weber - Deputy Chief of Police and Sharon Baiden - Chief Administrative Officer.

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Paul Pedersen - Chief of Police


Chief Pedersen has more than 35 years of exceptional police experience and is well regarded for his contribution to police education. 

He holds a Master of Public Administration from Western University, a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a graduate of executive leadership programs from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, the National Police Improvement Agency in the United Kingdom, and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States.

He holds the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive Level 3 Designation and an Executive Diploma in Management Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute.  He is the proud recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Paul became the Chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2014 and continues to be a proponent for change and innovation.  He is a strong advocate for community policing and Sudbury’s full circle approach to community safety and wellbeing. 

Follow the Chief of Police personally on Twitter at @ChiefPaul_GSPS or on Instagram at @chiefpaul_gsps.

 

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Sheilah Weber - Deputy Chief of Police


Deputy Sheilah Weber has more than 30 years of exceptional police experience.  In November 1988, she began her career in Elliot Lake as a Police Constable transferring to Sudbury Regional Police in 1997. Throughout the years, she held positions in every area of the organization notably Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Major Case Management, Intelligence, Courts, Property and Communications.

In her previous assignment as Superintendent in charge of Executive Services, she had carriage of Business Planning, Research Development and Analytics, Planning, Aboriginal Liaison Unit, Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Standards, Risk Management, Auditing, Corporate Communications, Community Support and Special Projects. She was entrusted with a multitude of projects most notably our ‘Looking Ahead to Build the Spirit of Our Women – Learning to Live Free From Violence’ and work with LGBTQ2S groups in our community. 

Deputy Weber holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice from Athabasca University and a Law and Security Administration Diploma from Cambrian College. She is also a graduate of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Global Studies Program and the Police Leadership Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.

Her work with the OACP, CACP, Ontario Women in Law Enforcement, and the International Police Association have equipped her with a thorough understanding of the broader issues affecting policing provincially, nationally and globally.

Deputy Weber has been a recipient of many awards and commendations throughout her career including the Exemplary Police Service Medal, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee, and two Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Team Awards. 

She is also well known in the community for her volunteer work over the years including her membership with the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, Larch Half Way House, United Way, and SAVS and many more.

Her values, dedication and hard work have distinguished her throughout her entire policing career.  She is loyal to the profession and is committed to ensuring public trust and accountability.

 

 

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Sharon Baiden - Chief Administrative Officer


CAO Baiden has been with the Service since April 1995. Sharon came to the Service after a significant restructuring which civilianized the Administration and Corporate Services Leadership position. Reporting directly to the Chief of Police, Sharon is responsible for Finance, Facilities, Fleet, Human Resources, Records, Release of Information, Training and Professional Development, Customer Service and Special Projects. 

A graduate of Queens University, she is a Registered Nurse holding a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science. She is qualified as a Certified Human Resources Professional and has been granted the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive designation. Prior to joining the Police Service, Sharon was the Executive Director of VON Sudbury for 10 years and previously worked as a Health Care Officer at Kingston Penitentiary.

In addition to her professional work, Sharon is actively involved in the community currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Sudbury Theatre Centre and the Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury. As a strong supporter in the fight against cancer, in 2006, she joined many colleagues in "Shave for the Record" having her head shaved in an effort to beat cancer. Other volunteer involvement in recent years includes Cambrian College Foundation, the Independent Centre and Network Board of Directors and a member of the United Way Centraide Campaign Cabinet. . In 2012, she participated in "Dancing with the Stars" a fundraiser in support of Easter Seals.

Sharon led the Committee that planned and organized the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Sudbury in 2009. Two years later, she chaired the Games Organizing Committee for the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships. In 2013, she proudly was the lead on 40th Anniversary celebrations for the Service.

Sharon is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Federation of University Women, the Human Resources Professionals Association, the College of Nurses, and the Ontario Municipal Management Institute.

Sharon was welcomed into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame in October 2011 and was recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction in May 2011. She is a proud recipient of a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and in May 2013 was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Sharon's personal interests include her family, education for children with special needs, travel, home decorating, and cooking.