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Members News – August 4, 2017

  • OACP Past President, Chief Charles Bordeleau, has been nominated as the OACP representative to sit on the Order of Merit National Advisory Committee. He succeeds Chief Jeff McGuire, who has retired.
     
  • The OACP Hearing Officers Committee has new leadership. Superintendent Robert Gould (Waterloo RPS) is now the Chair while Inspector Rick Hegedus (Toronto PS) assumes the Vice-Chair position.  We thank the outgoing Chair, Deputy Chief Robin McElary-Downer (South Simcoe PS), for her extraordinary leadership of this committee.
     
  • Superintendent Carson Pardy (OPP) is now the OACP’s representative on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Practice Advisory Committee Meeting (PAC), replacing Acting Deputy Chief Rick Stubbings (Toronto PS), who has retired.
     
  • The OACP sent an All Police Leaders bulletin to Chiefs of Police/OPP Commissioner on behalf of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).  The organization submitted a proposal for the OACP’s consideration regarding obtaining Commissioner’s approval on documents for OSPCA officers. The APL invites local police organizations to discuss the proposal directly with the OSPCA should they choose to do so.
     
  • The Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) is proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  Two upcoming events we encourage all police services to consider are ABLE’s training conference October 26 to 28.  The conference will culminate with an Awards Gala.  These events will be held at the Le Parc Banquet Centre, 8432 Leslie Street in Thornhill, ON.  Please visit the ABLE website for more information.
     
  • Save the date – 2017 Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) Training Day: “Without Limits” taking place on October 27, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Commandant Michel Bourque, Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, will be presenting on the Luca Magnotta Homicide Case. Also presenting is Major General Tammy Harris, Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force. Major General Harris is the first woman to ever hold the post of Deputy Commander of the RCAF. Built on a foundation of leadership and mentoring, she measures her success by the achievement of the women who “follow in her footsteps”.  For more information, click here.
     
  • The Calgary Police Service is hosting its fourth annual Counter-Terrorism Conference on Oct. 18 & 19, 2017. For more information, please visit: http://www.cpsevents.ca/ct2017/.
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