Rick Kenderdine resident of the RM of Sifton has been appointed to the Manitoba Police Commission (MPC), Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Thursday, Jan. 10. He will sit on a board of eight members from across Manitoba including Winnipeg lawyer and businessman David Asper, the Chair of the Commission.
Kenderdine says of the recent appointment, “I am thrilled to be appointed. I look forward to working with the commission.”
He is the owner and operator of Great Western Oil Tools Inc. He has served as chair of the Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) in Virden and as the southwest Manitoba representative on the COPP provincial board.
Kenderdine also served for over 15 years with the Virden Youth Justice Committee including 12 years as chairperson. He previously was the director and chairperson of the Virden Area Foundation.
The MPC provides civilian input on police services and the conduct of police officers. It can include providing advice to the minister, consulting with the public, providing support to municipal police boards and overseeing the civilian monitor program, which observes independent investigations of police officers.