Constable John A. Gayder, Niagara Parks Police

Curriculum Vitae

- Canadian Armed Forces Reserve; Infantryman, Armour Defence Gunner, Small Arms Coach, Infantry Reconnaissance Patrolman. Various locations 1983-1990.

- Graduated Ontario Police College; Basic Police Constable, Aylmer Ontario 1989.

- Graduated Ontario Police College; Advanced Police Constable, Aylmer Ontario 1992.

- Promoted to First Class Constable, June 1994.

- Six month secondment to 22 Division, Niagara Regional Police Criminal Investigation Branch, 1994/95.

- Nominated workplace health and safety representative, 1995 to present.Certified Worker Rep May, 1999.

- Graduate Seneca College; Certified Industrial High Angle Rescue Instructor, Newmarket Ontario March 1995.

- St.John Ambulance; Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor(NITDP1), Niagara Falls, Ontario 1997.

- Currently assigned to uniform patrol, "B" Platoon Niagara Parks Police, Niagara Falls Ontario.



The Niagara Parks Police, created in 1885 under authority of The Niagara Parks Act, currently employs nineteen sworn officers.

All are graduates of the Ontario Police College, with many holding certificates form other law enforcement institutions such as the Canadian Police College in Ottawa and the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia. Their duties include enforcement of all federal and provincial statutes on lands operated by the Niagara Parks Commission. This area stretches the length of the Niagara River along the Canada/US border.

All full time constables are armed with the Glock 22 semi-automatic pistol, and must train and re qualify annually with this firearm.

During peak tourist season the Parks Police employ approximately thirty five students, most of who are participants in local law and security courses. These unarmed members hold the designation of Provincial Offenses Officer and are primarily responsible for the orderly flow of traffic and parking offenses.