Chief Danny Aikman Loses Internal Struggle. Set to Retire from Cornwall Police Service in 2021.

Chief Danny Aikman Loses Internal Struggle.  Set to Retire from Cornwall Police Service in 2021.

MAY 6, 2021 – You can’t fight City Hall it appears. No surprises as Cornwall Police Service Chief Danny Aikman announced his retirement after only a few years as police chief. The push by the Mayor’s camp for Deputy Chief Shawna Spowart to get the top seat was much discussed in the River City. In a release he stated he was proud of lowering youth crime, but Cornwall is a city that has lost a lot of youth so it’s not apparent if young criminal simply moved to more lucrative locales. It’s essentially a city with a much higher median age than most in Ontario

Aikman’s checkered record certainly didn’t help his cause, nor his force’s handling of Covid-19 with multiple marches in the city including one led by the Mayor for BLM, and a whopping three anti mask #covidiot rallies in Cornwall.

The chief has been grist of several alleged scandals including one involving his service pistol going off at the station and nearly hitting a dispatcher before he was chief.

We may never know the full extent of his behaviors over the decades. He will be gone before 2022 and leaves a service with dramatically low numbers of female officers and visible minorities, as well as a bloated budget with policing costing Cornwall residents nearly twice that of SD&G who are policed by the OPP.




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