Minister's Statements - OACP Appointment 2016

Minister's Statement

Statement by the Hon David Orazietti, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services on the Appointment of Chief Charles Bordeleau as President Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

June 28, 2016

Today, David Orazietti, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement:

‎"On behalf of the Ontario government, I wish to extend congratulations to Chief Charles Bordeleau of Ottawa Police Service on his appointment as the 65th President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

OACP Chief Charles Bordeleau

Born and raised in Ottawa, Chief Bordeleau began his policing career in 1984 and was sworn in as Chief of the Ottawa Police Service on March 5, 2012.

He holds a Masters in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University (in B.C.) and a Bachelor of Administration Degree from the University of Ottawa.  He is fluently bilingual, and is an active volunteer in his community.

Chief Bordeleau has well-established relationships with public safety partners at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, and received the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2014.

I know that Chief Bordeleau has the experience, dedication and commitment necessary for his new role, and I look forward to working with him and continuing our strong partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

I also want to thank outgoing president, Chief Jeffrey McGuire of Niagara Regional Police Service, for his service over the past year. He has served the Association and the people of Ontario with dignity and honour throughout his presidency.

As I take on the mandate of enhancing community safety, I know that Chief Bordeleau, Chief McGuire and the entire OACP will be vital partners in our shared goal to modernize policing in Ontario. "