Vernon White was sworn in as a Senator in February 2012.
Prior to this, he was Chief of Police of the Ottawa Police Service as well as Chief of the Regional Police Service in Durham, Ontario. He spent over 20 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, leaving as an Assistant Commissioner.
Mr. White holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the College of Cape Breton, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Acadia University, a Master’s Degree from Royal Roads University in Conflict Analysis and Management, as well as a Professional Doctorate in Police Leadership from the Charles Sturt University.
He has been honoured with a number of awards and commendations over the years, including a Commissioners Commendation, a Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and a United Way Community Builder of the Year Award.