Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2022 09:52 PM
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Statement on the Release of Violent Offenders on Firearms-related Charges and
the Impact on Community Safety
December 29, 2022
On behalf of police leaders across Ontario, the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) expresses its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Provincial Constable Grzegorz Pierzchala, who was recently murdered during a tragic, disturbing, and preventable event that deeply...
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 05:09 PM
We honour Detective Constable Cristobal Brea of the Hamilton Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit. While investigating a tip received by the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre, Detective Constable Brea identified a suspect who worked and volunteered with children. By following up on successive clues, Detective Constable Brea determined the suspect was directly involved in child exploitation. Through sharp observation and careful investigation, Detective Constable...
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2022 06:28 AM
Thank you to the many police leaders who participated in the Fall Police CEOs Day held on December 1, 2022, in Vaughan. The day-long gathering of top police leaders from across Ontario offered an opportunity for sharing and learning on some of today’s key law enforcement issues.
OACP President Chief Nishan Duraiappah opened the day with an update on the association’s current priorities and activities, followed by an update on the Constable Selection System’s pre-certification process. Participants...
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2022 06:13 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Larissa Pereira to the position of Communications Coordinator, effective immediately. Reporting to the Director of Government Relations and Communications, Ms. Pereira will support the OACP’s communications, advocacy, and member services initiatives.
Prior to joining the OACP, Ms. Pereira was the Field Manager at a Mississauga-based Explorer Research, where she was involved in the successful execution...
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 11:08 AM
Police across Ontario kicked off the annual Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) Campaign on November 17, 2022, following an official Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) kickoff event in Mississauga, ON. The Festive RIDE Campaign, which runs from November 17, 2022, to January 2, 2023, is an annual provincial traffic safety campaign where officers conduct RIDE initiatives 24 hours a day, 7-days-a-week throughout the province. It engages all Ontario police services in detecting,...