Change of Command

In a small ceremony held at the Medicine Hat Police Service this morning, Mike Worden was sworn in as Chief of Police. He replaces Chief Andy McGrogan, who retired on December 31, 2020 after serving the community of Medicine Hat for over 40 years.

“I am honoured to take on the role of Chief of Police, joining the women and men who make up this incredibly professional and progressive organization” say Chief Worden. “As this is a homecoming for me, after being away from the community for 32-years, I look forward to working with residents and the members of the police service as I know together we can accomplish great things. I want to thank and congratulate Chief Andy McGrogan for his leadership and for over 40-years of service to this community.”

Due to current health orders the ceremony was limited in attendance however it is anticipated that a public event will be planned once the restrictions are lifted.

Chief Worden was selected by the Medicine Hat Police Commission after an extensive national search which yielded several highly qualified candidates. Prior to his appointment as Chief of the Medicine Hat Police Service, Mike Worden served as a member of the Calgary Police Service over the past 25 years, where he demonstrated his abilities as seasoned leader throughout a successful and progressive policing career.

Chief Worden looks forward to engaging with members of the Service and the community over the coming months as he settles into his new role.

Media Contact:

Rita Sittler
Administrative Services Manager
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416