Officer Turner was a recurring character on Degrassi. He is a police officer who began monitoring students at Degrassi Community School after the Vegas Night incident. He is the father of Dave Turner and the uncle of Chantay Black. He is portrayed by Jess Mal Gibbons.

Character History

Season 9


Officer Turner watches his son play basketball in Close to Me

In Close to Me, he is seen at Dave's basketball game cheering him on in the stands.

Season 10

In I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (2), he is the police officer pulling over Sav, Eli, Adam, and a drunk Bianca to tell them that Sav's dad's truck has been reported stolen.

In Umbrella (1), Officer Turner returns when he is seen dropping Dave off at school. Dave doesn't want the kids at school (other than Wesley) to know that his dad is a cop, as that will lead them to think he is a "Narc".

Season 11

In Spring Fever, Officer Turner is seen at Degrassi with Dave and Drew when Dave asks if Drew and Bianca made up after the Keke Palmer concert. Drew later walks up to Officer Turner and confesses to the murder of Anson. Officer Turner then takes Drew to the police station for a debriefing, and tells him he did the right thing telling the truth.

In Cry Me A River (2), Officer Turner is called into the office after Dave and Adam get into their fight. He tells Mr. Simpson that his son would never do something like this, but is proven wrong after seeing Dave dressed as a girl and after he got into a fight.


Officer Turner hugs his son after Dave is shocked from Jacinta's accident.

In Should've Said No (1), Officer Turner is seen walking into Degrassi's gym during the dodgeball tournament, which makes Drew think that something is up with the gang. Drew runs up to Officer Turner and demands to know what Officer Turner "knows". Officer Turner tells him to calm down and Drew leaves the gym embarrassed.

In Drop It Like It's Hot (2), Dave calls his dad when Alli refuses to leave the poker game. Dave's parents forbid Dave from seeing Alli.

In Smash Into You (2), Officer Turner shows up after Jacinta is hit by a car. He comforts Dave, who is distraught over the fact that Jacinta might die.

Season 12

In, Got Your Money (2), while searching the lockers for a bag of money stolen from the school dance, he misses the object of his search hidden in Zig's guitar bag.

In Karma Police (2), Fiona approaches him while he is on duty and introduces herself as the victim of the break and enter. She tells him that she doesn't think the detectives assigned to her case are doing a good job, and he honestly responds that she most likely isn't going to get her stolen stuff back. Fiona tells him she just wants to feel safe again, but he just tells her to not let the intruder take her life, too.