Devon Clunis

Devon Clunis

Devon Clunis, born in 1964, is a retired police officer. During almost thirty years of service with the Canadian authorities, he worked as a patrolman, as a commissioner and as head of operations. In 2012 he became the first black man in Canadian history to become police chief. In Winnipeg, the capital of the province Manitoba, Clunis made a name for himself as an advocate of community policing, aiming to reduce crime via tightening cooperation between the police and civil society.

Photo: Aaron Vincent Elkaim

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