Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 04:34 PM
Association of Black Law Enforcers President Jacqueline Edwards Honoured With Ontario Police Leaders’ Highest Honour
For Immediate Release: October 6, 2021
(Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Edwards, President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.), is the 2021 recipient of the OACP President’s Award of Merit, the association’s highest honour. Ms. Edwards was awarded the honour during the...
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 09:09 AM
(Toronto, ON) -The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) has provided recommendations to the Federal and Provincial Governments related to illegal online cannabis sales and the personal production of cannabis for medical purposes designed to ensure that consumers are protected, and to counter organized criminal activity in this area. The recommendations are part of the resolutions that OACP members passed at the association’s 2021 Annual General Meeting that was held in June.
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 12:49 PM
Ontario’s police leaders are calling on the Government of Ontario to amend its policy on the use of courthouse cellblocks to allow them to be used after hours by municipal police services. The resolution, which also emphasizes the need to maintain judicial independence regarding the use of court facilities, was passed by OACP members at the association’s 2021 Annual General Meeting held in June.
The Ministry of the Attorney General operates courthouses whose cellblocks are unused after standard courthouse...
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2021 07:58 AM
Police Leaders Call for Sweeping Changes to Legislation and Policies Governing Workers Compensation in Policing Sector
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2021
(Toronto, ON) – Ontario’s police leaders are calling on the Government of Ontario to immediately address systemic issues related to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the need for legislative and policy changes so that police services can better support their members while also maintaining the operational and...
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2021 10:08 AM
(Toronto, ON) – Ontario’s police leaders are calling for “substantive and sweeping” changes to the current police discipline system – including suspension without pay – in order to address issues of public trust, confidence, and transparency when an officer commits serious misconduct. A resolution requesting changes to the police discipline system, including the suspension issue, was passed by OACP members at the association’s 2021 Annual General Meeting held in June.
“The current and proposed (under...