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May 20, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – KRISTA OWEN – R16-36251 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15 year old female Krista OWEN.   OWEN was last seen in the North End area of Winnipeg in the evening of May 15, 2016.  OWEN is known to frequent the downtown area.

OWEN is described as Aboriginal, 5’5, thin build, medium length straight brown hair and brown eyes.  OWEN was last seen wearing grey runners, army pants and a black sweater.

MISSING PERSON – KRISTA OWEN – R16-36251

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for the well-being of Krista Owen and is asking anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Update:  Missing Person – Troy GRAHAM - C16-57460

As previously released, on March 22, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing 26-year-old male, Troy GRAHAM.  GRAHAM was last seen on the late morning of March 20, 2016, in the south area of Winnipeg near the University of Manitoba. 

Troy Graham has subsequently been located deceased with foul play not suspected.

The family of Troy Graham would like to thank all individuals who helped support their family in the search for their loved one with the support they received truly appreciated. 

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting that the public and the media respect the family’s privacy during this time of grieving. 

Executive Leadership Announcement

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Superintendent Gord Perrier as Deputy Chief. He will take on the responsibility of Deputy Chief of Operations.

Deputy Chief Gord Perrier

Deputy Chief Perrier was promoted to the rank of Superintendent in October 2013, overseeing the Human Resources Support branch of the Service.  In this role, Deputy Chief Perrier was responsible for the Service’s Human Resources Division, Training Division as well as the Behavioural Health Services Unit

Deputy Chief Perrier began his career with the Winnipeg Police Service as a Special Constable in 1992 serving in the Forensic Services Unit. In 1994, he transitioned to uniform operations as a Police Constable.

Deputy Chief Perrier worked most extensively as an investigator in a variety of units within the Criminal Investigations Bureau including Major Crimes, Organized Crime, Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC), Commercial Crime, Special Projects and the Professional Standards Unit. 

As an investigator Deputy Chief Perrier was a court recognized expert in money laundering and the illegal packaging of currency. He was the founding director of the Winnipeg’s Child Advocacy Centre, a non-profit corporation that works with a number of government agencies to gather evidence in support of child maltreatment prosecutions.     

As a senior officer, Deputy Chief Perrier has provided leadership for both the Operational and Strategic Support branches, the Duty Office and two of the Criminal Investigation Bureaus including the Major Crime Division and Specialized Investigations Division. Deputy Chief Perrier was also the project leader for the review of homicide operations and major case management planning.
       
Deputy Chief Perrier holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from Charles Sturt University and is a graduate of the Canadian Police College, Executive Development in Policing Program. He is a recipient of the Province of Manitoba Law Enforcement Medal of Excellence, the Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and is an active member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Congratulations Deputy Chief Perrier and I look forward to working with you as part of the new Executive Management Team.

Devon Clunis
Chief of Police

 


 


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