Dan McNaughton lives in Fall River and has recently retired from the RCMP after 35 years of service in three provinces.
During his career Dan has worked general policing duties, traffic services, first nations policing and major crimes. He has been an instructor at the RCMP Academy, as well as a detachment and district commander. Up until his retirement Dan was in charge of a federal policing team where his supervised seven federal policing programs
Dan was elected by his Nova Scotia colleagues to represent them with the National Staff Relations Program where he advocated for RCMP members to government and RCMP management. He was appointed as national chair person for the internal affairs committee and then to the National Executive Committee of the program. During his tenure he worked extensively on Bill C42, legislation to modernize the RCMP Act. Dan was selected to receive the Commissioners Award of Merit for his work on this legislation.
He is the recipient of the RCMP 20 year good conduct medal and the 25, 30 and 35 year clasps. He was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal as well as the Alberta Centennial medal.
Dan has been very active in all of the communities he has served but most recently in his community of Waverley, Fall River and Beaver Bank as a baseball and hockey coach. He has been the auctioneer for the Ash Lee Jefferson PTO auction fundraiser and he is the “guest of honour” for the annual Santa Claus run in St. Andrews Village, now seven years running.
Dan grew up in Waverley was was excited to be able to return to his home province and community to finish off his policing career. He was one of the founding members of the Waverley Junior Fire Department. He went on to join the senior Waverley department prior to his RCMP career.
Dan's wife Sandra is still serving as an RCMP officer. Two of his three children attend school in Fall River. His daughter Sydney attends Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary and his son Jacob attends Georges P. Vanier Jr. High. His oldest daughter Samantha is living and working in Alberta.