The Regina Police Service extends congratulations and best wishes to Deputy Chief Bob Morin as he begins his retirement after more than 33 years with the Service. Fellow employees, as well as some former colleagues, joined Chief Troy Hagen and Board of Police Commissioners member, Mr. Ron Rasmussen, at a brief reception at Regina Police Service Headquarters this afternoon to thank Deputy Morin for his contributions to public safety and community well-being.
In recounting highlights of Deputy Morin’s service, Chief Hagen noted Morin’s role in major partnership initiatives like the creation of the Regina Auto Theft Strategy, which has reduced auto theft numbers by 72% in the past ten years. Deputy Morin also played a key role in the Service’s transition to a new records management system in December, 2005. He was also a member of the committee which successfully developed and implemented the new Regina Police Service Pension Plan, a multi-year, multi-disciplinary effort, which came into effect in July 2014. Chief Hagen noted that, on local, provincial and even national committees, Deputy Morin’s comments always included this encouragement, “That we give each other permission to disagree, which leads to healthy, robust discussion and creation of a collaborative framework to move an agenda or project forward”.
Deputy Chief Bob Morin has been a member of the Regina Police Service since January 4, 1981. He was hired as a Special Constable and was promoted through the ranks of Constable to Corporal (1997), to Sergeant (1998), to Staff Sergeant (1999), to Inspector (2003), to Superintendent (2006). He was named Deputy Chief in May 2008. In his 33+ years, Bob Morin served in the following areas: District, Communications Centre, Forensic Identification, Street Crimes, Central Operations, Human Resources, Criminal Investigations Division, Community Services Division and Headquarters.
Deputy Chief Morin received his 20-year Police Exemplary Service Medal of Canada in November, 2001. He received his 30-year bar in 2011. He received an RPS Meritorious Performance Award in December 2002. In 2006 he also received the RPS Teamwork Award for his work on the Information Management & Technology Committee. In March 2006, he received the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan. The medal recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to our province and is a symbol of the pride and vision of Saskatchewan and its people. Deputy Morin received his Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal in 2006 and. In 2013, he became a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, a national award which honours a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian Police Services (officer or civilian).