Meet Our People
Meet Our People introduces you to the people who work at South Simcoe Police. Each month we’ll profile a different member of our service.
Police Constable Brett Jacques joined Bradford Police in 1986. Brett was part of the amalgamation in 1997 and was the original Canine Officer with South Simcoe Police along with his German Shepherd partner, Sampson. Sampson and PC Jacques won a provincial dog team competition in 2002.
Brett has always been in good physical shape; it’s something in which he takes pride. He was the Bradford Police Fitness Evaluator and was the coordinator of the original Bradford Police Bicycle Unit.
Despite having 30 years of policing under his belt, Brett has not slowed down. He has completed eleven half marathons and four full marathons, including the 2011 Boston Marathon.
With his newest dog Chase by his side, Brett continues to provide canine coverage for South Simcoe Police Service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “He’s a great partner”, said Police Constable Jacques. “We train twice a week so that he’s always at a high level of expertise when we’re called into action.”
Chase and Brett have proved their value many times over, including finding a young missing person on a bitterly cold night last year. “I have no doubt that she would have frozen to death if Chase hadn’t located her”, said Brett. Brett and Chase were also honoured at a recent awards ceremony for the successful capture of suspect wanted for murder.
Both Brett and Chase are approaching retirement; South Simcoe Police Service officers are currently competing to find out who will be next into the Canine Unit.
“I’ve loved every minute of it”, smiled Brett. “It’s been a really rewarding career!”