Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier was elected as Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) at their 54th Annual conference held in late June.
“As a new Vice President of the OACP I will continue to be a voice for both the public and my fellow police officers on all issues that affect the safety of our communities,” said Deputy Chief Mercier. “The complex nature of policing has created a league of new leaders who must respond to crime in the 21st Century. I will continue to work with my colleagues for a safer Ontario.”
Deputy Chief Mercier also said the OACP initiatives include the advancement of new technologies for police, the encouragement of government support for Criminal Intelligence Projects, a strategy for Child Exploitation Investigations and the funding for further development of Asset Forfeitures of Proceeds of Crime.
The OACP is comprised of Police Chiefs and senior police officials from federal, provincial, regional, and municipal police services.
Elected to the OACP Executive:
President – Chief Armand La Barge, York Regional Police
First Vice-President – Chief Terry McLaren, Peterborough Lakefield Community Police
Vice-President – Chief Ian Davidson, Greater Sudbury Police Service
Vice-President – Deputy Chief Bob Napier, Kingston Police Service
Secretary Treasurer – Chief Dan Parkinson, Cornwall Police Service
For more information on the OACP visit their website at www.oacp.com.
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