Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire has announced he will be retiring on July 14. McGuire, who became the forces eighth chief of police in 2012, has been a police officer for forty years. He is a former President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates and the Police Executive Research Forum. McGuire is credited with creating a program in the Niagara Region that establishes positive relationships between cops and at-risk youth called ProAction Cops & Kids Chapter.“I am incredibly honoured and humbled to have had the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Niagara Regional Police Service for the past five years,” said McGuire in a news release. “I could not have succeeded in my role without the support, loyalty and friendship of my executive team and I thank them for welcoming me into this organization and supporting me throughout my tenure. I am very proud of all of the women and men of the NRPS, both civilian and sworn, and their commitment to making every community across the Region a safer place for all. I know they will continue to set the benchmark for professionalism, dedication and excellence for the delivery of policing services for years to come. I wish all members of the Service and the Board great success as they move forward.”The Niagara Police Services Board says they will convene soon to consider interim responsibilities and the recruitment of a new Chief of Police.