Retired Cornwall police officer now judicial officer

In this May 2015, file photo, Brian Snyder (far left) takes part in recognizing International Missing Children's Day. Snyder has been named a justice of the peace in Cornwall. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A retired Cornwall police officer isn’t taking retirement sitting down.

Brian Snyder has been named a justice of the peace in Cornwall.

Snyder retired in January after serving 39 years with the Cornwall Community Police Service.

The decorated police officer has volunteered with the Children’s Treatment Center for more than 20 years and has been involved in a number of local initiatives.

A justice of the peace is the first judicial officer a person meets when resolving non-criminal matters, such as traffic tickets or bylaw infractions. They can also conduct hearings under the Mental Health Act.

Snyder was among 17 justices of the peace named last week.

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