Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Vince Canales is a former Prince George’s County, Maryland, homicide detective who has served on the executive board of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #89 since 1997. He is the immediate past president and represented active and retired members of the police enforcement community. He oversaw collective bargaining for active police department members. Vince Canales still holds responsibilities as a trustee of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Pension Plan.
Mr. Canales joined the Prince George’s County Police Department in Oxon Hill as a patrol officer in 1992. He subsequently became a child abuse detective with the department’s criminal investigations division. Collaborating with the Department of Social Services, he investigated allegations of sexual and physical child abuse, as well as cases of abuse involving vulnerable adults. Mr. Canales subsequently worked as a homicide detective for nearly decade, with a caseload ranging from police-involved homicides to serious physical assaults at the County Detention Center. Vincent Canales earned a number of distinctions throughout his career, including the U.S. Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award and the State of Maryland Governor’s Citation.