Roger Chaffin joined the Calgary Police Service in 1986 and assumed the role of Chief Constable on October 19, 2015. As a Senior Officer with the Service, he has held the positions of Duty Inspector as well as the Inspector in charge of the Chief Crowfoot Learning Center.
Following his promotion to the rank of Superintendent, he was first assigned to the Office of the Chief in charge of areas such as Professional Standards, FOIP, Legal Services and Strategic Communications. In his second year, he was assigned to the Criminal Operations Division. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of the Bureau of Organizational Support, which consists of the Employee Services Division, Information and Technology Division, as well as the Infrastructure Services Division.
In addition to being a member of the Service's Executive Committee, Chief Constable Chaffin is the senior police representative on the Governance Committee for the Alberta First Responders Radio Committee and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. In 2015, Chief Constable Chaffin was appointed to the Order of Merit for Police Forces, one of the country's most important honours.
This achievement recognized the many years of service and leadership he has dedicated to the Calgary Police Service on behalf of the citizens of Calgary. He has also received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, Federal Exemplary Service Medal, Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal, Calgary Police Service Distinguished Service Medal and Calgary Police Service Chief's Award of Excellence.