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Member News – March 17, 2017

  • Congratulations to Lynn Hemingway who has been appointed as Vice President, Operations Accident Support Services International Ltd. We wish her all the best!
  • Congratulations to Robin McElary-Downer who has been appointed Deputy Chief of the South Simcoe Police Service!
  • The Bradford West Gwillimbury/Innisfil Police Services Board and the South Simcoe Police Service will host a “retirement Drop-in” on April 12, 2017 to celebrate the retirement of Chief Rick Beazley.  The event will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Rafters Room at Georgian Downs, 7485 5th Side Road, Innisfil, ON.  Please visit our website for more information.
  • The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service has announced that Sergeant Lee Ann O’Brien has been named the Acting Chief of Police.  A/Chief O’Brien has been with the service for 12 years and started as a Constable. We thank Chief Jerry Swamp, who served as Chief of Police since April 2009, for his service.
  • Former Chief Justice Brian Lennox will be attending the March 28 meeting of the OACP Justice Committee to discuss opportunities to modernize Crown policies and procedures in the area of bail and to support the drafting of new Crown bail policies. Justice Lennox, former Deputy Attorney General Murray Segal, and Deputy Crown Attorney Lori Montague have been appointed by the Province to provide advice to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on this matter.
  • Acting Superintendent Steve Molyneaux (Toronto PS) is now the OACP’s lead on use of force issues.  He succeeds Deputy Chief Mike Federico, who will be retiring in September from the Toronto Police Service.
  • The Ontario Provincial Police and South Simcoe Police Service are partnering to host a symposium featuring officials from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), who will share their experiences in dealing with B.C.’s opioid crisis.  The Symposium will take place on March 28 and 29, 2017 at OPP General Headquarters, Auditorium, 777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON. Please visit our website for more information.
  • The Ontario Law Enforcement Risk Management Committee Spring Symposium is taking place April 4 and 5, 2017 at Kingston Police Headquarters, 705 Division St. Kingston, ON. For more information, please contact Sergeant Glenn Hadley
  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., the Ontario Police College (OPC) will be holding the next OPC Basic Constable Training (BCT) March Past and Review Ceremony for classes BC-1701 to BC-1710. Chief Terry Armstrong, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, will be the keynote speaker.  The London Police Pipes and Drums will entertain.   All police officers attending are requested to wear their No. 1 dress uniform. On this occasion 303 recruits are expected to be marching past. We would appreciate knowing the number of officers and staff attending this ceremony from your service, along with their names.  Please RSVP to Sherrie Tonks at your earliest convenience at  or by phone 519-773-4201. Deadline to RSVP is March 29th.
  • Registration is now open for the upcoming Crisis Communications Conference: Being Crisis Ready taking place in Ottawa from May 8-9, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for emergency communicators to learn how to navigate and manage communications during a crisis. The full Agenda can be found here. Register online today!
  • The OACP Risk Management Committee will meet on April 10th in Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Job Posting: Deputy Chief of Police, Niagara Regional Police Service
  • Design Thinking Workshop, April 21, 2017 at the Rotman School of Management.  There is no better competitive advantage than innovation. This one-day intensive workshop will give innovation-minded leaders practical experience with Rotman’s signature business design approach including empathetic mindset for confronting challenges, basic approaches from ethnographic research, developing insights for innovation and ideating iteratively to develop new products and experiences. For more information or to apply visit:, email or call 416.978.8815
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