Members News – October 27, 2017
- Executive Director Ron Bain made a presentation at a public meeting held by the Toronto Police Services Board on October 18, 2017 and provided a Provincial perspective on the provision of Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) to front-line officers across the Province. The Board is considering a proposal from the Toronto Police Service to provide front-line officers with access to CEWS. Please contact the OACP office for a copy of the supporting document provided to the Board.
- OACP Executive Director Ron Bain participated in a PTSD Summit hosted by the Ministry of Labour on October 17, 2017. He also participated in the Ontario Senior Officers Police Association’s conference held on October 19, 2017, where he took part in a panel discussion on changes to the Police Services Act and OACP priority issues.
- Police leaders took in the #OSIMatters conference held on October 23 in Toronto. The OACP was pleased to partner with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs, The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ontario Provincial Police on this important event.
- Inspector Sean McKenna (Peel RP), our representative on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s new Holding Cells Working Group, attended the group’s first meeting this week. Inspector McKenna will report on the progress of this group through the OACP Justice Committee.
- Congratulations to Superintendent Gord Jones (Toronto PS) on his retirement! Superintendent Jones has also retired as Co-Chair of our OACP Traffic Committee. Thank you, Gord, for your incredible work in promoting traffic safety. We welcome Superintendent Scott Baptist as our new Co-Chair. He joins Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox (OPP) on our committee.
- Congratulations to OACP Director of Government Relations and Communications, Joe Couto, on being the inaugural winner of the Serving With Pride Ally Award. The award was presented at the organization’s gala on October 21. We also congratulate Chief Laurie Hayman (Ret.) for being honoured with the SWP Visibility Award. A fantastic trailblazer!
- Serving With Pride is hosting its fourth and final education session at the London Police HQ, 601 Dundas Street, London starting at 9:00 am. Training is $25.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members and includes breakfast snacks, coffee, and a full lunch. Bulk registration and invoicing are available. The organization has trained more than 122 officers from 22 police and community agencies this year! Please access www.servingwithpride.ca/londonreg to register.
- Members wishing to attend the Social Media and Internet for Law Enforcement (SMILE) conference in Miami, Florida from May 21- to 23, 2018, are invited to use the PROMO code “OMRON” for a discount when they register. Currently, there is an early bird rate of $449 which applies regardless of PROMO code or not. But come December 1, the rate will go up to $499 and the code will give members $50 off. When the rate changes to $599 after April 16, members will receive $100 off using the PROMO code at that time. For more information, please access http://smileconference.com/
- The next OACP Board of Directors meeting is taking place on December 12- 13, 2017. If you would like an issue raised at the upcoming Board meeting, please connect with your Zone Director. List of Zone Directors can be accessed here: http://www.oacp.on.ca/members/oacp-zones
- Job posting: Deputy Chief, Orangeville Police Service
- Job Posting: Transit Safety Officer, Metrolinx
- Job Posting: Director, Corporate Security, OMERS
- The 2017 Lock It or Lose It Campaign will be launching on December 7, 2017. Please save the date, and stay tuned for more information.
- Janice Fendley, the OACP’s Event Planner for the 2018 Annual Meeting being held June 10 to 13, 2018 at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, ON, and Executive Director Ron Bain did a suite visit this week and report that the facility has undergone may positive changes that will make delegates’ experiences truly memorable. The resort reports that some OACP members have already contacted Deerhurst about accommodations. Please watch for the launching of registration for the Annual Meeting later this fall!
- The Public Services Health & Safety Association is hosting a one-hour webinar on November 1st from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency. To register for the Chronic Mental Stress and Resilience – Key Concepts and Actions for Employers webinar, please click here.
- Registration is now open for the 2nd International Policing Cybercrime Summit taking pin Ottawa from November 6-8, 2017. The goal of the summit is to add tangible value to the fight against cybercrime by bringing police, industry, government and academic leaders together to exchange information on current cybercrime trends, offer demonstrations of forensic tools, share case studies, and receive updates from experts working in the field, towards the ends of identifying opportunities for a collaborative Canadian response. Police services are encouraged to take advantage of a BOGO offer. Arrangements can be made by contacting Mr. Kevin Wennekes at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the summit please, click here. To book accommodations, please click here.