The DRPS would like to offer our congratulations to new Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes as he assumes the role vacated by retiring Commissioner Chris Lewis.
Chief Mike Ewles and Deputy Chief Paul Martin were on hand at the Change of Command ceremony held at Nottawasaga Inn near Alliston, to welcome the new Commissioner as we work closely with the OPP and look forward to continuing our partnership with them in the future.
"I am truly honoured to have been selected as the 14th OPP Commissioner. The OPP has a long history of excellence and a proud reputation for providing a policing service to our communities that is second to none. I am proud to lead our 9,000-member police service into the next chapter by building on the rich legacy of our past Commissioners, " OPP Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes.
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