John Leontowicz grew up in a family of nine. His parents were very resourceful in raising and feeding a large family.
The first job John had was working in a coal plant that produced power. At the age of 20, John joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He posted across Canada in Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Regina, Halifax, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Windsor. Most of John’s tour was in specialized duties, where he worked in Drug Enforcement, Organized Crime, Economic Crime, Human Smuggling and patrol duties. After 23 ½ years, he retired to take on the position of Chief of Police in the Windsor Region. For 21 years John served as a community leader with the responsibility of ensuring public safety. He retired this year as the longest serving police chief in Canada. Serving the public has always been an honour.
John understands and appreciates the value of post-secondary education. He attended both the Universities of Regina and Windsor for 11 years, attaining Certificates in Business Administration and Public Administration. He also attended executive training courses in Canada, through the FBI and throughout the United States. John is the recipient of the Order of Merit, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the RCMP Exemplary Service Medal, Ontario 40-Year Exemplary Service Medal, Canada 150 Medal, FBI Trilogy Medal and has his Certified Municipal Executive 111 Designation.
John and his family reside in West Windsor and are proud to call Windsor their home. John Leontowicz is currently the acclaimed candidate for the provincial Progressive Conservative Party riding of Windsor West.