Posted on Monday, October 09, 2023 10:12 AM
Statement by Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police on the
Recent Violence in the Middle East & Potential Impact on Ontario Communities
October 9, 2023
The recent escalation of violence in the Middle East has caused incredible injury and death and has devastated entire communities. These events touch many people in Ontario deeply, both personally and at a community level. As Ontario's police leaders, OACP members join our fellow citizens in grieving for those who have suffered and continue to...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 12:36 PM
Statement by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police on Recent Decision by
Correctional Services Canada on Serial Murderer Paul Bernardo
A recent decision by Correctional Services Canada (CSS) to transfer serial murderer Paul Bernardo from a maximum to medium security facility and to further deny the families of his victims, the French and Mahaffy families, the reasons why this decision was made shows a lack of sensitivity and misplaced priorities by the CSS. As police leaders, we believe that...
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 08:37 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) joins police leaders across Canada in expressing shock over the murder of Mr. Tyre Nichols on January 10, 2023, after an altercation with officers from the Memphis Police Department. We offer our condolences to Mr. Nichols’ family and friends.
The circumstances surrounding Mr. Nichols’ death are not only criminal, but horrific and highly disturbing to us as police professionals. Ontarians must have full trust and confidence in their police...
Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2023 02:31 PM
Ontario’s Police Leaders Welcome and Support Canada’s Premiers on a Review of the Bail System in Canada
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) welcomes and supports Canada’s Premiers in their call for the Government of Canada to launch a thorough review of the bail system in our country. The letter issued jointly by all of Canada’s provincial leaders on January 13, 2023 reflects the OACP’s position as outlined in our statement of December 29, 2022, which emphasized that police leaders...
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 touched police...