Ontario’s Police Leaders Welcome Government Investments to Address Gun Crimes and Gang Violence
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 12:41 PM
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Statement: Ontario's Police Leaders Welcome Government of Canada’s Investments in Programs that Proactively Address Gun Crimes and Gang Violence
On May 8, 2023, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, announced that the federal government will be investing $390 million in programs to stop gun crime and gang violence. To be allocated over the next five years to Ontario and other Canadian provinces, this funding will support a variety...
Media Release - Government announces $390 million to stop crime and violence
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 10:45 AM
Federal Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, today announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $390 million in programs to stop gun crime and gang violence. The Government will provide this funding over the next five years to provinces and to support a variety of initiatives, including support for law enforcement and prevention programs.
This funding will succeed the initial Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence (ITAAGGV), announced in 2017....
Constable Selection System Q&As
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 09:54 AM
Recruiting new police officers is a challenge for all police organizations. In a the highly competitive employment market, convincing individuals to choose a policing career is a priority for all Ontario police services. The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is working with the Police Association of Ontario (PAO), the Toronto Police Association (TPA), the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA), and the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) on a comprehensive...
OACP Welcomes Investments in Public Safety
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 09:47 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) are pleased to welcome and support a number of recent Government of Ontario legislative and funding:
On April 25, 2023, the Government of Ontario announced that it was waiving tuition fees for the Basic Constable Training (BCT) course at the Ontario Police College and expanding enrollment for basic constable training to help address policing shortages. For the full media release, click here.
The government announced an...
Celebrating Police Week (#PoliceWeekON)
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 09:41 AM
During Police Week, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) encourages all police services to highlight their service, people, and many accomplishments. Starting in 1970, Police Week coincides with Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. We want to celebrate community partnerships. All of us – police, communities, government, businesses, and ordinary citizens – must work together when it comes to public safety, crime prevention, and community...