Chief Peter McIsaac
Peter McIsaac was appointed Chief of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS) in May 2011, during his 26th year of policing.
Chief McIsaac began his policing career in 1986 with the New Waterford Police Department where he served until amalgamation in 1995. At this time, he joined the CBRPS and worked his way through the ranks of Constable, Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Inspector and Deputy Chief.
Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in all areas of policing, including foot patrol, community policing, drug enforcement, homicide investigations, specialized teams, incident command, training, audit, finance and management of operations.
A graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy, McIsaac has obtained several courses and certificates from various learning institutions including the Canadian Police College, Henson College, Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University and the FBI Law Enforcement Development Association. He is currently a “Subject Matter Expert” in the development of the Basic Investigation Skills course offered through Canadian Police Knowledge Network, and is also working toward a degree in Emergency Management Technology at Cape Breton University.
In August 2011, McIsaac was appointed as the Nova Scotia representative to the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). He also sits on the CACP Public Security Liaison Committee, representing Atlantic Canada, and participated in the CACP Special Purpose Committee on National Policing Services. Chief McIsaac is member of the Executive Committee of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police, and the Committee for the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities.
He is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Nova Scotia Medal for Police Long Service; most recently Chief McIsaac receivedthe prestigious Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, in honour of outstanding contributions to the community, province and country.
Chief Peter McIsaac resides in New Waterford with his wife and two children.