Bryan Larkin will be ending his time as chief of the Guelph Police Service a little earlier than expected.
Larkin will officially resign command of the local police service on Aug. 30. He is expected to start his new role as chief of the Waterloo Regional Police Service on Aug. 31.
“We are happy and appreciate that Chief Larkin was able to secure an earlier release date from the Guelph Police Services Board than originally anticipated,” said Waterloo Region Police Services Board chair Tom Galloway in a news release.
Larkin was originally expected to make the move back to Waterloo sometime in the fall. He will be returning to the police service where he began his career after having served in Guelph for three years – one as deputy chief and two as chief.
In a news release, Guelph Police Services Board chair Judy Sorbara said the local board has been actively working on a succession plan to address Larkin’s departure, and has been working with the Waterloo board to finalize a transition date that is in the best interests of both police services and communities.
“The Guelph Police Service has a strong senior leadership team and they are actively planning for the 2015 budget process as well as other major operational matters,” Sorbara said in the release. “This transition date allows our service to move forward and focus on the future.”