Meet Vermilion’s New Community Peace Officer
A graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Police and Investigation - Investigative Studies Program, Community Peace Officer Greg Maughan is excited to be once again living in Vermilion. When he was nine, Maughan and his family left the area when his father Wayne became an RCMP officer. Fortunately, the chance to return to Vermilion came up and Greg jumped at the once in a lifetime opportunity to return to the community he grew up in.
“This town is awesome, the people are friendly and I am excited to be back,” commented Maughan.
Maughan is looking forward to being out in the community. He stated that “you need to talk to the people and listen to them.” He is planning on doing some outreach work this summer in the community and is hoping to get the opportunity to coach a local youth sports team. Community service is well ingrained in his family.
“My grandfather Angus MacMillan was a pivotal individual in this town. He was an executive on several boards in town, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Hospital Board, the Rotary Club and helped with Vermilion getting an airport. He was a very highly respected person here in Vermilion and helped a lot of people when he was alive. He was always known to be a fair and honest business person when he sold insurance and real estate,” Maughan commented.
The Maughan family is very familiar with law enforcement, not only was Greg’s father an RCMP member, his grandfather Bob was Vermilion’s Bylaw Officer (as they were called back then) during the 1980’s, and his Uncle Joe was an Auxiliary Constable with the RCMP here in Vermilion. Becoming a Community Peace Officer was a natural career goal for Maughan.
As a Peace Officer, Maughan is responsible for enforcing the Town’s bylaws (as well as Mannville’s), this includes the speed limits posted throughout town. Maughan’s jurisdiction falls under the rule of the Province’s Solicitor General, focusing on municipal bylaw infractions. He does have some Police powers, but not on a federal level like the local RCMP.
To get a hold of Officer Maughan, call his direct line at 780-581-3600, contact the Town office, or watch for him in his “mobile” office, the town’s Peace Officer vehicle, where he spends a large portion of his day.