A long-time face in Campus Security Services has retired.
Mike Terpak was an inspector who worked at Brock for 28 years. Friends and co-workers celebrated his career at a retirement party at Isaac’s last week.
Terpak graduated from Niagara College in 1970 from the Law Enforcement and Business Administration programs, and from the Ontario Police College in Aylmer in 1972. Before his policing career, he worked for Canada Forge in Welland, as well as the T.H. & B. Railway. In 1972, he joined the Lindsay Police Service.
He started at Brock as a staff sergeant in the fall of 1982, and was promoted to inspector in 1985. In 1988, he was the first Ontario University Police Officer selected to attend the Police Management Training Course Level 1 at the Ontario Police College.
Terpak’s job as inspector included supervising the Corps of Commissionaires members and enforcing provincial statutes. He also assisted with criminal investigations and attended court when required.
Terpak is married with one son, Christopher.