The executive leadership team of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is known as Senior Command. The Chief of Police, Deputy Chief and three Inspectors are experienced officers who are leading the organization daily and helping to set the path of the service moving forward.
Chief Hugh Stevenson, M.O.M., Ed.D
Chief Hugh Stevenson is an experienced policing veteran with more than 30 years of service with the Peel Regional Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police. His career began with Peel Regional Police in 1987, where he performed a variety of duties including street patrol and investigative duties.
In 1994, he joined the OPP as a constable. Chief Stevenson achieved his Commission in the OPP as First Nations negotiator and served as the deputy director of the OPP Intelligence Bureau. Most recently, he served as director of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, where he was responsible for the operation of the Provincial Bureau, Intelligence Analytics, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario funded Joint Force Operations and Intelligence Undercover training.
Chief Stevenson has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Criminology from Carleton University, with a double major in Law and Psychology. He went on to complete a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate of Education at the University of Toronto. In addition to his policing experience, Chief Stevenson has held several instructor positions at post-secondary institutions in Ontario.
In April 2021, Chief Stevenson received the Order of Merit of Police Forces. This honour recognizes exceptional service, contributions to policing and community development.
Chief Stevenson began his duties as the Sault Ste. Marie Police Chief on June 15, 2018.
Deputy Chief Robert MacLachlan
Deputy Chief MacLachlan is an experienced law enforcement leader with more than 40 years of service with the Peel Regional Police Service and Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario. During his time with Peel Regional Police Service, he served as a Constable, Detective, Detective Sergeant and Staff Sergeant; while with the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario he served as the Team Lead for a Mobilization Strategy designed to engage member agencies in a coordinated partnership against organized crime. Throughout his policing career, he has successfully led and mentored teams focused on complex criminal investigations, crime reduction strategies, community safety and traffic operations.
Deputy Chief MacLachlan has received numerous citations and commendations, including 20 and 30 year Police Exemplary Service Medals and a 35 year Exemplary Service Ring.
Deputy Chief MacLachlan began his duties with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service on January 21, 2019.
Inspector Mike Davey
Inspector Davey has been a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service since 1988. During his tenure Inspector Davey has served in a number of areas of our Service, including a Patrol Constable, Sergeant and Staff Sergeant, a Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Crime Stoppers Sergeant, Court Services Sergeant and Staff Sergeant, Inspector of Support Services, Inspector of Patrol Services and in his current role as Inspector of Emergency Management & Business Continuity.
Inspector Davey is a longtime advocate for Victim’s rights and has lobbied at both the municipal and provincial level to improve services for victims. He has sat on various boards and committees and has helped to develop strong relationships with our community partners and stakeholders. He is a recipient of our 30 year Police Exemplary Service Medal.
Inspector Brent Duguay
Inspector Duguay has served the City of Sault Ste Marie as a police officer for more than 26 years. In his career he has performed a variety of duties in both uniform patrol and criminal investigations. While a member of the criminal investigative branch he served in the Joint Forces Drug Unit, the Provincial Biker Enforcement Unit and the Provincial Proceeds of Crime Unit. As a result of these assignments Inspector Duguay has had the opportunity to participate in a number of high profile, multi-jurisdictional investigations.
In 2007, he joined the Ontario Police College in Aylmer Ontario as a seconded instructor where he taught firearms and defensive tactics. He returned to Sault Ste Marie in 2009 and eventually became the training supervisor for the service. Inspector Duguay served as a supervisor in the criminal investigation branch, the Crime Suppression Unit, the Drug Enforcement Unit and uniform patrol. He was promoted to Inspector in December 2018 and currently serves as the Support Services Supervisor. He has served on a number of committees throughout his career including the Sault and Area Drug Strategy Committee and the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities Committee.
Inspector Duguay has a Bachelor degree in Social Science with a concentration in Sociology from the University of Ottawa.
Inspector Jody Greco
Inspector Jody Greco is an experienced policing veteran with more than 30 years of service with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. Throughout his career he has served in a variety of investigative duties while assigned to internal units as well as Provincial Units. From 2007 until 2019 he was seconded to the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario where he has held a number of positions including the District Liaison Officer, responsible for intelligence sharing between several Police Services throughout his District.
In 1988, Inspector Greco graduated the Criminology Program at Lake Superior State University. He has since completed numerous courses related to policing. He has also assisted with training facilitated by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police College and Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.
Inspector Greco has received several citations and commendations, including 20 and 30 year Police Exemplary Service Awards.
Inspector William Freeman
Inspector Freeman has served the City of Sault Ste. Marie as a police officer since 1998. Throughout his career he has served in various areas of the Service including; Patrol Constable, Sergeant and Staff Sergeant, Emergency Services Unit Constable and Sergeant, Staff Sergeant Professional Standards and his current role as the Inspector of Patrol Services.
Inspector Freeman served as the Sergeant of the ESU for five years from 2012-2017. During that time he was heavily involved in the development of joint forces tactical training and was one of the first trained negotiators in the Service.
Inspector Freeman spent many years coaching local minor hockey teams and spent time as a member of the Victim Services of Algoma Board of Directors.
He has received numerous citations and commendations, including 20 year Police Exemplary Service and has received his Service Fitness PIN every year of his career.