Manitoba

Police Chief Devon Clunis celebrates last day with 1st doughnut

The last day of a 29-year-old job is a good time for some rule-breaking, and Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis marked it by breaking a long-running promise never to eat a doughnut. Apparently it felt good.

Longtime Winnipeg police officer breaks his rule and feeds the stereotype — and it feels good

Devon Clunis, Winnipeg's chief of police, retires today after 29 years on the force. (CBC News )

The last day of a 29-year-old job is a good time for some rule-breaking, and Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis marked his retirement by breaking a long-running promise never to eat a doughnut.

And it felt good.

"I haven't had once since I became a police officer because I refused to feed the stereotype," Clunis explained in an email to CBC.

"They brought some in today because, yes, it is my last day. Feels good."

Here's a replay of the chief's doughnut-fast-breaking moment:

 

Clunis was sworn in as police chief in November 2012, and announced his retirement earlier this year. He was born in Jamaica and came to Canada when he was 11 years old.

Clunis has promoted community-based policing, especially in Winnipeg neighbourhoods like North Point Douglas, where he was honoured by residents in June for his positive impact.

He says he hopes his replacement will continue the focus on building relationships with communities.

Winnipeggers wished Clunis best of luck as he moves on.

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