Chief Mike Worden
Mike Worden began his tenure as Chief of the Medicine Hat Police Service in January 2021 after a 25-year career with the Calgary Police Service where he rose to the rank of Superintendent.
Reporting to the Medicine Hat Police Commission, Chief Worden is responsible for the overall operation and strategic direction of the Medicine Hat Police Service including leading over 150 sworn and civilian employees.
Born in Edmonton, AB but raised in Medicine Hat, Chief Worden left the city in 1988, to attend the University of Calgary to obtain his bachelors degree in Physical Education. An advocate for life-long learning, he also completed his Master degree at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies in 2017.
Chief Worden is the recipient of the Calgary Police Distinguished Service Medal, Alberta Emergency Services Medal Exemplary Service Medal and the Alberta Police Officer Long Service Medal.
Chief Worden has immediate family in Medicine Hat, a reason why he remained connected to the community over the last 33 years. Since his return he has immersed himself into the community by joining the local Kiwanis Club and volunteering as a member of the Alberta Southeast Region Canadian Mental Health Association Committee.
Inspector Brent Secondiak
Operational Services Division
Brent Secondiak has been a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service since 1999 and was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2015.
Inspector Secondiak has served the community in a variety of areas including the; Patrol Section, Drug Enforcement Unit, Major Crimes Section and the Administrative Services Section.
As a member of the Executive Team, Brent provides leadership, support and oversight to the Operational Services Division which includes; Patrols, Traffic Unit and Municipal Bylaw Enforcement.
Inspector Secondiak, was raised in several towns and cities throughout Southern Alberta, as his father was a member of the RCMP. Brent has lived in Calgary, Bassano, Brooks, and finally Lethbridge where he obtained a degree from the University of Lethbridge in Psychology. In 2018, Brent completed his Masters Degree in International Police Leadership from Charles Sturt University.
In addition to policing, Inspector Secondiak enjoys volunteering in the community and is currently involved with the; Sexual Assault Response Committee, Community Council on Homelessness, Canadian Mental Health Association and Rotary Club of Medicine Hat.
Inspector Secondiak also enjoys physical activity and spending time with his family.
Inspector Joe West
Administrative Services Division
Joe West has been a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service since 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2016.
Inspector West has served the community in a variety of areas including the; Patrol Section, Training Unit, Tactical Team, Major Crimes Section and Organized Crime Section.
As a member of the Executive Team, Joe provides leadership, support and oversight to the Administrative Services Division which includes the; Administrative Services Section, Information Processing Section and the Information Technology Section.
Inspector West previously served with the Calgary Police Service, joining in 1995 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Calgary.
Inspector Tim McGough
Support Services Division
Tim McGough started his career with the Medicine Hat Police Service as a Special Constable in 1991 and since then he has served in numerous units and sections of the Police Service. These areas include the: Patrol Section, Drug Enforcement Unit, Firearms Training Unit, Major Crimes Section, Tactical Team, Professional Standards, Special Operations Unit and the Organized Crimes Section.
Tim has a diploma in Criminology, a degree in Business Administration and Masters in Policing, Policy and Leadership.
As a member of the Police Service executive team, Tim is responsible for providing leadership, support and oversight to the Support Services Division. The Support Services Division is responsible for conducting investigations into serious or complex crimes, such as; homicides, assaults, robberies, organized crimes and other specialized support roles. The Division includes the; Organized Crime Section, Regional Property Crime Unit, Major Crimes Section, Family Crimes Unit, Safe Families Intervention Team, the Call Centre, School Resource Officers, Victims Assistance Unit, Tactical Team, Explosive Disposal Unit, Electronic Surveillance Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit.
Tim has been active volunteer in the community for many years where he served on boards and committees that provide services, support and advocacy for persons living with disabilities in the community.
Office of the Chief