Army, Careers, Military History
Scott McCallum, has had the honour and privilege to serve the Citizens of Canada in two law enforcement capacities, as a military policeman and as a civilian police officer. Inspector McCallum begin his 28-plus year policing career with the St Thomas Police Service in April 1989. During that time he has served in many assignments. In June 2006, Inspector McCallum became a member of the CN Police Service. He has had assignments in operational front-line policing, training section and criminal investigations. Upon being promoted in June 2014 to his current rank, Inspector McCallum has been described as a results-oriented, strategic leader who has been tasked with progressively more accountable positions within the CN Police Service. He is currently the Inspector in charge of the Great Lakes Division, which encompasses all of Ontario. Inspector McCallum has managed countless operational matters such as major derailments, serious crashes involving death, serious injuries, aboriginal blockades, and major criminal files. Inspector McCallum has an energetic yet consolatory style that has helped him achieve both professional and personal ambitions within the CN Police Service and many long-standing friendships within the communities he has been privileged to serve. Well-known by officers, he’s challenged them to new levels of professional achievement and community involvement. It was not uncommon to see the Inspector walking a beat patrol in a train station or on a midnight shift riding along side officers so he could witness, first hand, community and railroad policing issues while demonstrating his lead from the front style of leadership. Inspector McCallum has a forward thinking and strategic approach to policing, as well as a professional style that reflects well in his working philosophy. “Today’s decisions should not be tomorrow’s problems”. Inspector McCallum has always remained open to thoughts and ideas that are supportive of tolerance and healing and will actively seek out and work with allies that hold the same mindset and goals. A strong sense of community is important to Inspector McCallum and his history demonstrates that safe, tolerant and inclusive communities provide for an enhanced quality of life for all. Warrant Officer McCallum continued to balance his civilian policing career and stay fully engaged with his reserve military service. Warrant Officer McCallum has proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves) for over 29-plus years as a Military Policeman, until his retirement in February 2018. Warrant Officer McCallum has served in a variety of operational, instructional and command positions within the Military Police Branch. Warrant Officer McCallum has received training, instructed and taken several courses at the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy at CFB Borden. He has received leadership training at the Canadian Forces College in St Jean, Quebec. Warrant Officer McCallum, is comfortable talking about the Cold War, The MP Branch/History and the roles and responsibilities of the Military Police in the field.