North Dundas native appointed as a Justice of the Peace

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A newly appointed Justice of the Peace in Pembroke has his roots right here in North Dundas. A release from the  Ontario government gives some background information on new JP Carl DeJong:

“Justice of the Peace Carl Everett DeJong worked for the Ottawa Police Service for 16 years, most recently as a sergeant in specialized investigations. In collaboration with victim services agencies and other partners, he worked on developing a system to help identify, refer and provide appropriate supports for high‑risk victims, drawing upon his prior experience investigating intimate partner violence as a detective constable in the partner assault unit. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace DeJong worked as a sergeant assigned to temporary custody and prisoner care, assisting with restructuring plans made in response to the challenges of the COVID‑19 pandemic. As the police representative on the Board of directors for the Ottawa Mission, Justice of the Peace DeJong advised on various strategies to support people experiencing homelessness and poverty and advocated for wellness supports for staff.”

JP DeJong grew up in Chesterville and graduated from North Dundas District High School before becoming a police officer with the Ottawa Police service. He and his wife and family continue to reside in Ottawa while he works as Justice of the Peace in Pembroke.

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