Chief of Police Danny Aikman has served with the Cornwall Police Service since 1981. He has held numerous Operational and Administrative roles for the Service. After serving as the Deputy Chief of Police for 15 years, Chief Aikman was sworn in as Chief of Police on November 16, 2018.
Chief Aikman has worked closely with several community organizations serving on the Board of Directors for numerous community agencies including Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cornwall and District. He was honoured to Chair the Board of Directors for Maison Baldwin House and the United Way/Centraide of S.D. & G.
In addition to studying Business Administration at the University of Ottawa, Chief Aikman has trained in police leadership at the Ontario Police College, the Canadian Police College, Dalhousie University, and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Chief Aikman has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal for thirty years of service. In recognition of his accomplishments in policing, Chief Aikman was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces in 2011 by the Governor General and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Deputy Chief Shawna Spowart brings over 23 years of progressive experience with the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) in various areas including Community Patrol Division, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit and the Criminal Investigations Division. For the past 4.5 years, she has held the position of Inspector of Field Operations.
A graduate of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Deputy Chief Spowart has consistently demonstrated a leadership role. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of various strategic initiatives including the S.D. & G. Situation Table, the Vulnerable Sector Mobile Acute Response Team and Corporate Communications.
Deputy Chief Spowart has served on the Board of Directors for Maison Baldwin House, Counselling and Support Services of S.D. & G., and the Cornwall District Immigration Services Agency. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for Koala Place and the S.D. &G Situation Table.
Throughout her career, Deputy Chief Spowart has received various awards including the Police Exemplary Service Medal by the Governor General, Recognition for 20 Years of Service and Awards of Excellence for Team Achievement, Investigations and Meritorious Service.
Inspector David Michaud is born and raised in Cornwall. He is a 21 year veteran of the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) where he is currently responsible for Support Services and Strategic initiatives.
During his career with the CPS he has gained experience in various areas including: Community Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Reduction and Community Partnerships Division, Youth Services Division, and the Professional Standards Bureau.
Inspector Michaud is also very active in the community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Victim services of SDG&A and the Children’s Treatment Centre. He has been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run since 2004 and represents the CPS on various committees within the community including: the Downtown BIA, The Situation Table, Local Immigration Partners, Community Safety and Wellbeing, and Youth Wellness Hub.
Inspector Michaud’s background gives him a solid understanding of the needs of the community and the needs of the Police Service. He is a demonstrated innovative and strategic thinker who is successful at managing complex situations.
Inspector Michaud has been married for 30 years and has two sons.
Inspector Chad Maxwell joined the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) in 2004 after having come from the private business sector.
First assigned to the Community Patrol Division, he distinguished himself as both a dependable and hard working patrol officer. As a patrol officer he was a designated Scenes of Crime, Traffic Investigator and Coach officer where he successfully trained and instructed a number of CPS recruits. Between 2009 and 2011 Inspector Maxwell worked out of the Criminal Investigations Branch as a Detective Constable in General Investigations and high profile cases within the Major Crime office. In 2013, Inspector Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he led several Community Patrol Platoons.
In 2015 the Ontario Police College designated Inspector Maxwell as an Adult Educator and Facilitator. Over the years he has delivered a number of OPC courses in the field of Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques as well as presentations in Human Trafficking, Cannabis Legalization, Cognitive Interviewing and Statement Admissibility. In 2017, he became the Detective Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations/Sexual Assault & Child Abuse unit. In July 2018, Inspector Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and oversaw the Community Patrol Division and Traffic Unit.
Inspector Maxwell is well known within the policing community and has long represented our service on a variety of committees/task forces with a number community partners. He currently serves on the board of directors for the SDG Boys and Girls Club.
Inspector Maxwell oversees CPS Field Operations which includes the Community Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Crime Reduction/Community Partnerships Divisions.
Staff Sergeant George Knezevic began his policing career with the Cornwall Police Service in September 1990.
During his policing career he served in Patrol, Criminal investigations, Emergency Response, Training and Operational Support.
Staff Sergeant Knezevic acquired experience in various areas including; Community Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Tactical Response, Incident Command, and Emergency Preparedness. He is an experienced public speaker, police educator, coupled with, having extensive exposure to community and media relations.
Staff Sergeant Knezevic is one of the founding members of the Cornwall Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Staff Sergeant Knezevic has served with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves for 10 years, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. During his military career, he was deployed to Western Europe as part of a major annual multi-national NATO-led exercise.
Staff Sergeant Knezevic is active in the community, where sits on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Cornwall and District as president.
Staff Sergeant presently oversees the Community Patrol Division, Traffic Unit, CERT and Incident Command.
Staff Sergeant Knezevic has been married for over 34 years and has two sons that are police officers.