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Members’ News – August 9, 2019

  • Please note that the September OACP Board of Directors meeting will take place September 17 and 18, 2019 in Sudbury.
  • The 2020 OACP Committee Chairs Meeting will be taking place on March 26-27, 2020.
  • Congratulations to OACP Secretary-Treasurer Nishan Duraiappah on his appointment as Chief of Police of the Peel Regional Police. Deputy Chief Duraiappah is leaving his position with Halton Regional Police Service to take on this new role.  We would also like to thank Chief Chris McCord, an OACP Vice President, for his outstanding work as Interim Chief since the retirement of Chief Jennifer Evans.
  • Detective Inspector Ryan Hughes has been selected as the new Deputy Chief of Thunder Bay Police Service effective August 8, 2019 when he will officially be sworn in.
  • Belated congratulations to the new Deputy Chief of the Brantford Police Service, Jason Saunders. D/Chief Saunders will be the Acting Chief until Chief-Designate Rob Davis is sworn in. Details to follow.
  • A Change of Command ceremony will take place on August 15, 2019 in Cobourg at 1:00 pm where Chief Paul Vandegraaf will be sworn in. Please RSVP to to indicate your attendance.
  • A Change of Command ceremony will also take place in Woodstock on September 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Chief Daryl Longworth. Please RSVP to to indicate your attendance.
  • 300 law enforcement community members will be taking part in the kick off of the 15th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial “Run to Remember” ceremony at the Ontario Police Memorial at Queen’s Park. The ceremony will take place at 8:00 am on September 26, 2019.
  • The OACP will be receiving responses to a request for proposal from three website companies as we look forward to the development of a new OACP site in 2020. Meanwhile, make sure you visit for information related to our association and law enforcement in Ontario.
  • Trent University (Durham GTA) is now offering a Post-graduate certificate in Senior Police Leadership. The certificate is available for police personnel holding the rank of Sergeant and above and consists of six 4.5-days modules. Click here for more information.
  • The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs has a new Executive Director. Michelle O’Hara, a long-time member of the Association Michelle replaces Richard Boyes upon his retirement.
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