Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 06:10 AM
Ontario Association Chief of Police Statement
Decriminalization for Simple Possession of Illicit Drugs Substance Advisory Committee (OACP SAC)
Substance Use Disorder is a public health issue and requires a coordinated and collaborative approach. This is why the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) supports the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) report entitled Decriminalization for Simple Possession of Illicit Drugs:...
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 08:53 AM
Ontario’s police leaders today support their colleagues at the CACP as they apologize to our Two-spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Transgender, and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities for a historical wrong that has caused pain and suffering to countless fellow Canadians.
In 1968, the Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada to decriminalize homosexuality. Police leaders at the time publicly opposed these amendments. Police organizations across Canada...
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 11:15 AM
Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service has been awarded the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) highest honour, the President’s Award of Merit, which recognizes an OACP member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support to the association.
“Chief Greenwood is recognized as a progressive police leader not only in the City of Barrie and the Province of Ontario, but across Canada,” said Chief Paul Pedersen, the OACP’s Past-President. “Since her appointment as...
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2020 01:21 PM
Gender-based violence is never acceptable.
On the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, 2020, let's pledge to do all we can to stop the violence. Check out our Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence document.
This Framework provided Canadian police services with leading practices that support evidence-based, trauma-informed, and victim-centered investigations. It also includes an approach to sexual violence case review and...
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:25 AM
Racism, in any form, is evil. Recent demonstrations across North America have made it clear that racism – and specifically systemic racism – is an evil that continues to plague our society. As police professionals, we must be clear in denouncing it and fighting against racism, which drives a wedge between our dedicated police members and the public each of us has taken an oath to serve. We must also acknowledge that there is still work to be done to eliminate systemic racism in our own organizations...