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Brandon Police Service Executive



Chief Ian GrantChief Grant hails from Cornerbrook, Nfld. He began his policing career with the RCMP in 1980 and served in Brandon, Wasagaming and Flin Flon detachments in Manitoba from 1980 – 1985. In April, 1985 he became a member of the Brandon Police Service.

During his career he worked in the Patrol Division, Traffic Section, Community Services / Crime Stoppers Section, Crime Division, Administration Section and most recently as the Inspector i/c Operations. He was sworn as Chief of Police on January 25, 2013.

Chief Grant was one of the original members of the Brandon Police Service Tactical Response Unit, having served with the Team for nine years and in charge of the Team for seven years.

He is married and has two adult children living in Toronto and Winnipeg. He enjoys working on various home improvement projects. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Rural Development Degree Program at Brandon University.



Deputy Chief Wayne Balcaen - Support Services


Deputy Chief Wayne Balcaen is a lifetime resident of Brandon graduating from Crocus Plains High School in 1986. He continued his education, graduating from Lethbridge Community College - Criminal Justice Program in the spring of 1990 and graduated from the Executive Development in Policing through the Canadian Police College in June of 2012. Wayne was hired by the Brandon Police Service in the fall of 1990.

During his Career with the Police Service, Wayne has worked in Patrol, Community Policing, Vice/Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Unit and held various roles within the Support Services Sections.

Wayne is married and has two adult children both living in Brandon. Wayne was promoted to Deputy Chief on January 01, 2016 and is presently in charge of the Support Services Division.



Deputy Chief Randy Lewis - Operations


Deputy Chief Randy Lewis was raised in a farming community in the south west part of Manitoba and moved to Brandon in 1987 to attend Brandon University. Upon graduation from Brandon University in 1992 Deputy Chief Lewis briefly worked in the private sector before beginning his policing career with the Brandon Police Service in 1994. Deputy Chief Lewis has worked in many areas of the Brandon Police Service throughout his career including Patrol, Criminal Investigations Unit, Traffic Unit, Community Support Unit, Tactical Response Unit and Firearms Training Unit. Deputy Chief Lewis was promoted to his current rank in February of 2016 and is in charge of Operations within the Brandon Police Service. Deputy Chief Lewis and his wife reside in Brandon and are the proud parents of three children.

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