Jamie Anderson comes to Commissionaires Hamilton after serving the community for over 35 years as a member of the Hamilton Police Service, retiring in early 2020. His extensive operational and administrative leadership experience in policing includes front line, support, investigative, and command level roles within all of the Divisions of the Service - covering Investigative Services, Operations, Support Services, Corporate Services and the Office of the Chief where he served as Acting Deputy Chief prior to his retirement.
Prior to his promotions into command level positions, Jamie served operationally in uniform patrol; as a Canine Officer; as an investigator in the Street Crimes, Vice & Drugs, Intelligence, and the Family Crisis Units; in Human Resources as the Recruiting and Career Development Sergeant; and as the Staff Sergeant responsible for the 9-1-1 Centre.
Jamie completed his undergraduate degree at Brock University, has continued his education in Labour Studies and Business Administration at McMaster University, is a graduate of the Canadian Police College’s Executive Development Program, and has taken a multitude of specialized courses at both the Canadian and Ontario Police College as well as other private providers.
As a systems thinker with a keen interest in member wellness and quality service, Jamie has had great success in leading teams on several IT and business process related projects resulting in the increased efficiency and effectiveness of the Service. As a police leader he has served on multiple committees and initiatives of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police leading to improvements in policing province-wide. In his role as a Police Services Act adjudicator he was a fair but firm administrator of discipline with a focus on balanced justice and maintaining relationships.
Jamie’s lifelong commitment to volunteering and public service also led him to contribute to several worthwhile causes including roles on the board of directors of both the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton including a term as president, and the Hamilton/Burlington Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Jamie also served locally as the Senior Police Association president and a director on the provincial Ontario Senior Police Officers Association.
Jamie recently moved back to the Niagara Peninsula with his wife Judy to be closer to family in the area. Their two adult daughters live and work in the greater Hamilton area – one a teacher the other a police officer.
“I am excited to be able to continue to serve the security needs of the public through the Commissionaires and its workforce of skilled and dedicated staff. The unique commitment of the Commissionaires to a social mandate of providing meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, former members of the RCMP and other police services is inspiring and makes it an honour for me to serve in this capacity.”