Episode 028 LCol Matthew Richardson

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Richardson has over 30 years of leadership and management training and operational experience through dual police and military careers.

As a police officer, he planned and led over 1000 successful ETU operations in Niagara and on Multi-jurisdictional operations in Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Ontario and Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York.

As a soldier Matt was promoted to Battalion Command of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in 2006. In April of 2010, he embarked on a 10-month deployment as part of Canada’s contribution to the Middle East Peace Process in Palestine instructing Palestine Authority police and security force senior officers in leadership and operational planning. He also authored a research paper on the nine Palestinian Civil Police Explosive Ordinance Unit capabilities for the European Union Mission for the Palestinian Territories.

Following this, he assumed command of the Brigade Battle School and was appointed Deputy Commander of 31 Canadian Brigade Group in London Ontario.

In 2013, Matt retired from the Niagara Regional Police Service to take on the full-time command of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Northern Ontario.

Matthew is a graduate of the Ontario Police College and has completed a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies with the University of Guelph.

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LCol Matt Richardson

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LCol Richardson inspects the ranks at the Lake St Armoury

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LCol Richardson and BGen Julian Chapman visits the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group to present 92-year-old Ranger Abraham Metatawabin with the first clasp to his Canadian Forces’ Decoration at his home in Fort Albany, Ontario in January, 2014.

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