Lorne Gelowitz | Saskatoon Police Service (Ret’d), Chief Executive Officer Commissionaires North Saskatchewan
MLorne Gelowitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Division in January, 2019. Lorne began his career with the Commissionaires in 2015 as Vice President and was responsible for Operations in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, and La Ronge directing close to 1100 employees. He also represented the Division on National Office Committees including the National Business Working Group, Business Development Network, and Communications Network.
Lorne brings over 31 years of proven leadership experience from his distinguished career with the Saskatoon Police Service. Before retiring he was the Detective Staff Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) where he was responsible for criminal operations, staffing, and budgeting for 10 Units within the Police Service. Lorne has served on numerous local and provincial committees where he participated in the development of strategies to respond to emerging issues related to public safety and security.
Lorne attended the University of Saskatchewan where he achieved a B.A. Adv. Degree majoring in both Political Science and Sociology. He has also obtained his Strategic Management in Policing Certification, Senior Police Administration, and has obtained both the General and Advanced Certification in Police Studies. In addition, Lorne is also an alumnus of the Leadership Saskatoon Program which develops the enhancement of leadership competencies. He also has recently successfully completed the Disney Institute of Leadership Excellence Program.
Lorne has received several awards through his leadership and community involvement. These include the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, the Saskatoon Volunteer of the Year Award, The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Humanitarian Award, The Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, as well as several Law Enforcement Exemplary Service Awards, including the prestigious Chief of Police Award of Excellence. In addition, Lorne was a finalist in the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police “Canadian Top Cop Award”.
Lorne has a long history of working with Saskatchewan’s First Nation communities on community initiatives and programs which has resulted in many successful initiatives. Lorne’s most recent involvement with Whitecap Dakota First Nation has led to provincial incentives which can lead to years of further development and progress.
Additionally, Lorne was heavily involved in community activities for decades which included the Canada Remembers Air Show which saluted our Veterans, and has held senior executive positions within the Law Enforcement Torch Run In Support of Special Olympics, and with the Law Enforcement Guardians where through his leadership he was awarded the distinguished Kennedy Foundation’s highest award inducting him into the International Law Enforcement Hall Of Fame.
His memberships include the Saskatoon Police Association, the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Chambers of Commerce, the North Saskatoon Business Association, and the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 602 Lynx Wing.
With Lorne’s strong leadership, strategic planning, law enforcement experience, education, commitment to personal self development, and extensive community involvement, he brings an impressive resume to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Through his passion for operational excellence, the North Saskatchewan Division’s mandate to ensure that they continue to establish the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires as the industry’s standard of excellence for security services will be secure for decades to come.
Lorne is married to Deidre, and they have two children both of whom are married and are the proud parents of their new grandchildren. Lorne enjoys travel, golf, time with family and friends, and his new role as grandfather.