New Superior East OPP Commander Announced

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police have a new boss - but a familiar face in Wawa.

The OPP North East Region says Richard - or "Rich" - Bordin has been promoted to Staff Sergeant and - effective July 1st - will be Detachment Commander for the Superior East detachment, which covers Wawa, Chapleau, White River, and Hornepayne.

Though Bordin was promoted to Sergeant when he was transferred to the Superior East Detachment in Wawa in October 2016, he's been "Acting Staff Sergeant" while serving as acting Superior East detachment commander since June 2018.

He's been an OPP officer since September 1996, starting in Killaloe before transferring to Thessalon in 1997, staying for eight years before transferring to his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie.

He was also seconded to the OPP Drug Enforcement Section from 2008 to 2010 and worked as part of the North East Regional Critical Incident Stress Response Team in 2016.

Bordin replaces Megan Cavanagh, who was just announced as the new Manitoulin Detachment Commander, even though the OPP say she was appointed to the role in mid-April - and promoted to Inspector at the same time.

Cavanagh was appointed Superior East Detachment Commander in 2015, but was seconded to serve as acting Detachment Commander for the James Bay and Manitoulin Detachments in 2018 and 2019.

New commanders were also announced for three other North East Region detachments on Monday: Almaguin Highlands; James Bay; and North Bay.