Vernon White

Senator Vernon White


Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Senator Vernon White holds a Doctorate in Police Leadership from Charles Sturt University, a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Acadia University, is a graduate from the National Executive Institute-FBI, has extensive education at managerial and investigational levels within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is a graduate of the RCMP Training Academy and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the College of Cape Breton.

Senator White has worked with the RCMP, moving through the ranks from Constable to Assistant Commissioner. He has served in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and spent almost 19 years in the three northern territories. He was Chief of Police for the Durham Region as well as the City of Ottawa.

He has been an Adjunct, visiting or part-time professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Charles Sturt University, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Simon Fraser University and Royal Roads University. He is a Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Mr. White has been honoured with a number of awards and commendations over the years, including a Commissioners Commendation, a Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and a United Way Community Builder of the Year Award.

He was appointed to the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Ontario in February 2012. He is presently a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP).