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One of the strategic objectives of the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is to build trust with the members of the communities that we serve. Throughout 2022, we will be implementing listening tables, meetings, and growing our partnerships as a way to enhance our relationship and build trust with those whom we serve. We also want to introduce the community to the members of the CPS who serve the many residents and visitors of Cornwall, as a way of allowing the community to get to know some of our people, their backgrounds, and why they have chosen a career with the Cornwall Police Service. 

Throughout 2022, we will be featuring these "Humans of CPS" on this section of our website. Please continue to check back as we add more faces to this compilation. 

Cst FlipsenConstable Benjamin Flipsen 

Originally from Maxville, Ontario, Cst.  Benjamin Flipsen joins the CPS with extensive experience from the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry, having been deployed in many parts of the world, including Afghanistan and Iraq.  He progressed in his career to the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), where he became specialized in mountain warfare. He has also been trained in tactical combat, scene management, and tactical driving to name a few. 

After ending his career with the CSOR in 2020, Cst. Flipsen made the decision to pursue a career in policing and applied to the CPS, wanting to become a part of a community-oriented police service.  He was successfully hired by the CPS in August of 2021 and attended the Ontario Police College for the 13 week Basic Constable Training Program. Since returning from the program, he is now teamed up with a Coach Officer, as he continues to launch his career as a police officer with the CPS.

Cst. Flipsen is married with two children. A fun fact about him, is that he is a talented banjo player. 

The CPS is pleased to have Cst. Flipsen a part of our team, who offers our community an incredible set of life experiences, training and leadership, all the while demonstrating our core values of integrity, empathy and respect.