Chief Peter McIsaac, M.O.M., BTech (Emergency Management)
Peter McIsaac was appointed Chief of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS) in May 2011.
Chief McIsaac began his policing career in 1986, working his way through the ranks with experience in foot patrol, community policing, drug enforcement, homicide investigations, specialized teams, incident command, training, audit, finance and management of operations. He is a graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Management from Cape Breton University. He has obtained further education from the Canadian Police College, Henson College, Dalhousie University and St. Mary’s University, and is a “Subject Matter Expert” for the Basic Investigation Skills course offered through Canadian Police Knowledge Network.
Chief McIsaac is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal, the Nova Scotia Medal for Police Long Service and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, in honour of outstanding contributions to the community, province and country. Most recently, Chief McIsaac was appointed a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, an award from the Governor General of Canada honouring leadership, exceptional service and duty, and contributions to policing, community development and fostering relationships. Chief McIsaac is also President of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Peter McIsaac resides in New Waterford with his wife Lydia and has two sons, Brett and Craig.