Sep 20, 2019 | Kristen Watkins | 215 views
Ceremonial Puck Drop
Friday, September 20, 2019: Honoured guests, Police Chief Antje McNeely, Beth Duff and Sandra Hefford (Jayna Hefford's Mom) were on hand to drop the ceremonial puck at the Kingston JR's season opener on Friday night.
Antje joined the Kingston Police in April 1985. As a constable, sergeant (1992), staff sergeant (2001), and inspector (2007), Antje fulfilled assignments in the Uniformed Patrol, Special Services, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards units and headed the Patrol and Executive Services divisions. Upon her appointment to Deputy Chief in July 2011, she assumed operational oversight for the Kingston Police and responsibility for developing strong strategic relationships within the Kingston community. A graduate of Queen’s University, Antje achieved a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 1983 and completed the Professional Master of Public Administration in Policy Studies program in 2013. Her professional qualifications also include the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Executive Program (2007); Visiting Fellow for the Australian Institute of Police Management (2015); and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Global Studies Program on the Impacts of Globalization on Canadian Policing (2016). In recognition of her volunteer work, Antje was bestowed with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and she has also been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal and first bar. In 2015 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for her achievements and substantial contributions to the establishment of community partnerships in support of local law enforcement efforts. Antje was sworn in as Kingston’s 17th Chief of Police on November 30, 2018. She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Erin and Anne.Beth Duff and Sandra Hefford coached and managed, respectively, minor hockey teams for more than a dozen years from 1988-2001.They coached the Kingston Kodiaks for nine seasons, Ernestown Boys for one year and the Napanee Crunch for three years.During that time span, their teams won 4 Provincial championships, along with 5 silver finishes and 1 bronze finish; the Midget Ontario Winter Games; and 1 International Silverstick championship, with 1 silver finish. Beth has played a large part in Jayna Hefford’s hockey career as both a coach and supporter.