Brad Finucan

Brad Finucan

Honoring a distinguished 30-year career in law enforcement marked by bravery, integrity, and groundbreaking achievements.

Brad Finucan

Brad Finucan: A Lifetime of Valor and Dedication

Brad Finucan, born on August 29, 1966, in Montreal, Quebec, is a retired Detective Sergeant and a distinguished law enforcement officer. At age 10, Brad moved to Southern Ontario, where he later attended Conestoga College and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Law Enforcement. He continued his education at Wilfrid Laurier University and, in 2024, will complete a two-year program in Cyber Security at the University of Ottawa.

Brad’s policing career began in 1991 amidst a highly competitive landscape. His early achievements included graduating at the top of his class from the Ontario Police College in 1992 with a 94% average, and receiving both academic and athletic awards for his leadership and sportsmanship. His dedication and skill were evident in 1997 when he courageously arrested one of Canada’s most wanted criminals, Carl Bursey, a feat that involved a daring rescue in the Grand River.

Promoted to Sergeant in 2003 after scoring the highest average in the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s promotional exam, Brad continued to showcase his exceptional abilities. He notably handled sensitive cases, including a shaken baby incident in 2007 where his actions enabled the victim’s organs to be harvested, saving multiple infants’ lives. His expertise in digital investigations was recognized in 2009 when he led a groundbreaking voyeurism case, resulting in several convictions.

Brad’s career is marked by significant collaborations, such as working with the FBI on a high-profile cross-border mortgage fraud case in 2012. His efforts were internationally recognized, leading to an invitation to an awards ceremony at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Throughout his 30-year career, Brad has been driven by a commitment to honesty, honor, and tenacity. These values, instilled by family role models including his grandfather, a World War II veteran, and his father, a successful air force and commercial pilot, have guided him in making meaningful contributions to his community. As a history enthusiast, Brad draws inspiration from historical figures who demonstrated determination and strength, mirroring these qualities in his life and career.



Tenacity pays off for dogged detective in Kitchener voyeurism case

KITCHENER — It wasn’t a brazen shooting or a vicious stabbing. He didn’t have a known victim, or a known crime at all. But there was something about the image — a stationary view of an empty, otherwise unremarkable bathroom — that wouldn’t let Sgt. Brad Finucan give up.

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