Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 03:27 PM
We are pleased to advise members that the latest issue of HQ Magazine is now available online here.
In this issue, we feature a number of important articles on issues of importance to police leaders, including the cover story by Peter Merry of CGI Canada on the critical need for police to use technology to better catch criminals. We are also pleased to have Matt Torigian, Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, former Chief of Police of Waterloo Regional Police Service, Deputy...
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 03:13 PM
The OACP Board of Directors has passed resolution in relation to the need for the replacement of the Automated Criminal Intelligence Information System (ACIIS) for Law Enforcement in Canada. The resolution was developed by our Intelligence and Organized Crime Committee.
Since 2000, the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario (CISO) and its members have solely relied on the Automated Criminal Intelligence Information System (ACIIS) to assist in the production and sharing of intelligence assessments...
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 09:47 AM
The existence of systemic racism in policing represents a serious threat to the ability of Ontario’s police professionals to deliver effective, fair, and accountable policing services to the people of Ontario. On June 5, 2020, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) issued a public statement stating that systemic racism exists in policing, that it is never acceptable, and that police leaders must do more than talk about systemic racism. They must take action to eliminate any and all...
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...
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021 12:16 PM
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Board of Directors engaged in a very productive meeting to discuss how the OACP can work with the OHRC to address systemic racism in policing. The OHRC worked with the OACP in developing its Policy on Eliminating Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement, and our association supported the seven principles outlined in the Policy for eliminating racial profiling and discrimination within law enforcement.