Retiring Peterborough Police Service Chief of Police Murray Rodd Honoured at Fleming College Award Ceremony

Peterborough ON – (June 6, 2018) – Peterborough Police Service Chief of Police Murray Rodd was surprised last evening at Fleming College as the Peterborough Police Services Board announced a new student award created in Chief Rodd’s honour.

The new award, “Chief Murray Rodd Award” was presented to Jesse Mitchell, a student at Fleming College in the Police Foundations program on Tuesday, June 5 at Sutherland Campus by Peterborough Police Services Board chairman, Bob Hall, as a surprise to Chief Rodd in recognition of his retiring year.

This was the first year that the “Chief Murray Rodd Award” was presented, donated by the Peterborough Police Services Board. The award will continue for three years, awarding each student recipient $500.

Chief Rodd is no stranger to Fleming College, having graduated from the Law and Security program at Fleming and acted as Board Chair for the Board of Governors at Fleming College from 2007-2011. After 35 years with the Peterborough Police Service, Chief Rodd will officially retire on June 30, 2018 after a 10 year term as Chief of Police.

Students are the heart of all we do at Fleming College and we take pride in working closely with donors like Peterborough Police Services Board to recognize student success by providing academic achievement awards and financial need bursaries.

To learn more about this initiative, or to establish an award, please contact Nicole Paré, Annual Giving Officer by calling 705-749-5530, ext. 1096 or by email at

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Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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