Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 01:16 PM
On May 11, 2021, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) issued a statement calling for justice sector organizations – including police – to implement measures aimed at limiting the number of individuals in correctional facilities or in custody. A number of the recommendations were identified specifically to police organizations.
The OACP shares the concerns of the OHRC with regards to high prison populations, particularly during the current pandemic. The overcrowding of correctional facilities...
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 11:38 AM
Detective Constable Stuart Parsons of the Toronto Police Service has been awarded the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lifetime Achievement in Traffic Safety Award.
This award is presented to individual who has clearly devoted themselves and their policing efforts to furthering traffic safety in Ontario.
Throughout his 32-year career with the Toronto Police Service, Detective Constable Parsons has worked in the Traffic Services Unit, committing his career to traffic safety, traffic-related...
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 08:43 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to announce that Constable Terilee Shisler with the Waterloo Regional Police Service is the recipient of the 2021 OACP Youth Service Volunteer Award.
This award recognizes a currently serving civilian or sworn member of an Ontario police service who has contributed in an exemplary manner through volunteerism to the overall well-being of youth.
For Constable Shisler, making a difference in her community as a first responder starts by supporting...
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:01 PM
Superintendent Joanna Beaven-Desjardins of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is the recipient of the 2021 Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Excellence in Leadership Award for her outstanding work in leading her service’s planning and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early in January 2020, Superintendent Beaven-Desjardins, commander of the Emergency Management & Public Order Unit (EMPO), recognized a potential threat in an unknown respiratory disease emerging on the other side...
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 08:55 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to award the 2021 Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year Award to Constable Marc Taraso with the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) for Project Noisemaker.
This award is presented to an individual or police organization that creates, develops, and implements Ontario’s most successful traffic safety program.
Developed and led by Constable Taraso, Project Noisemaker was created in response to an increased number of complaints from Halton...