Board of Directors

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation is represented by the following agencies:
Oregon State PoliceCalgary Police ServiceRCMP GRC PoliceLondon PoliceLondon Fire Dept.Lewiston Fire DepartmentSheriff's Office York County PA


Bill Merrylees, C. E. O.

William MerryleesLondon, Ontario Police Service
Bill Merrylees is a Detective Superintendent with the London Police Service in London, Ontario, Canada and has 34 years of experience. He is presently the Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Bill has competed in the games since 2000 winning medals in Golf, Softball, 5k and 10k Cross Country,10k and 21k Run . He was the Chair of the Sport Technical Committee for the 2004 London Can-Am Police-Fire Games which had 876 competitors in 46 events at 37 venue sites. Bill was appointed to the Board in March 2005 and became the CEO in 2010.

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Terry Tycholis, Canadian President

Terry TycholisRoyal Canadian Mounted Police

Terry joined the RCMP in May 24, 1974 and is presently retired and living in Regina, Saskatchewan. Terry has actively participated in Police and Fire Games since 1985. Terry was Director of Sports during the 1998 Can Am Police Fire games in Regina and became a member of the Federation Board of Directors.  Previous assignments with the RCMPinclude General Police Duties, Isolated Post Duties, Special Duties (Olympics), General Investigation Section, Federal Enforcement Section and Drug Enforcement.

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Lynn Hillman, Treasurer

Lynn HillmanOregon State Police

Lynn is a retired Lt. Colonel with the Oregon State Police and lives in Salem, Oregon. He was appointed to the Board in 1987, after hosting the ’87 Games in Salem, and elected Vice-President in 1988. When the Board was restructured, he was elected as the U.S. President and appointed as Treasurer.

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John Lawrence, Board Member

John LawrenceLondon, Ontario Fire Department

John is a retired Captain from the London Fire Department in London, Ontario, Canada. He retired with more than 28 years of service. In the latter part of his career, he served as the Fire Department representative for Emergency Management and Preparedness for the City of London.

John has been involved with the Can-Am Police-Fire Games in several roles, including volunteer and competitor since 2002. He was the Vice Chair of the Sport Technical Committee and also Vice Chair of the Volunteer Committee for the 2004 London Can-Am Police-Fire Games. John was the Scoring and Results Chair for the 2010 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games held in London.

John was appointed to the Board in 2006 and is responsible for the Federaton web site and the online competitor registration program.

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Kevin Kalbfleisch, U.S. President/Secretary

Kevin KalbfleischCalgary Police Department

Kevin is a retired Battalion Chief with the Lewiston Fire Department in Lewiston Idaho and has 26 years of experience. He was appointed to the board in 1993 and had recently returned after a short leave of absence. Kevin has participated in the games since 1988, competing in TCA, TFA, Track and Field, Basketball, Triathlon and Waterskiing.

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Gary Gibson, Board Member

Gary GibsonCalgary Police Department

Gary is a retired Staff Sergeant with the Calgary Police Service and has eight years prior service with the R.C.M.P. He was appointed to the board in 1990 and elected Canadian President in 1993. Gary served as Director for the 1993 Games in Calgary and was the Executive Director of Sports for the 1997 World Police and Fire Games in Calgary. In 1999 he attended the World Police and Fire Games in Stockholm, Sweden as a competitor and also the Chief Referee of the P.P.C. Shooting competition. Since retiring in 1998 Gary continues to get enjoyment and satisfaction from devoting time to the Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

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Rich Reincke, Board Member

Rich ReinckeSheriff's Office York County PA

Rich is a Sergeant with the York County Sheriff’s Office in York, Pennsylvania and has been serving the Sheriff’s Office since 2007. Rich also has 2 years corrections experience and 15 years with various EMS companies in Pennsylvania and Florida. Rich served as Director of Sports for the 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games in York, Pa.

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