Police Leaders Welcome OACP President's Appointment as Commissioner of Community Safety



    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
(OACP) today welcomed the appointment of OACP President Chief Ian Davidson to
the position of Commissioner of Community Safety.
    "Chief Davidson has served with distinction in his current role as our
President. He will bring the same level of dedication to his new position that
he devoted to promoting safe and healthy communities across the province,"
said Ron G. Bain, OACP's Executive Director.
    Chief Davidson is Chief of Police of the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
He also serves as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and
is on the Governing Body of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.
    In his new role, Chief Davidson will report directly to the Deputy
Minister of Community Safety. He will assume overall accountability for public
safety strategies, emergency preparedness, fire protection services, policing
support and security services, and forensic science services.
    "We look forward to working with Chief Davidson in his new role," said
Bain. "The OACP values its partnership with the Government of Ontario and
remains committed to promoting the interests of Ontario's police leaders, the
men and women in all our police services, and the citizens of Ontario."

    Members of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police serve their
communities as the senior police leaders in municipal, regional, provincial,
national, and First Nations police services across Ontario





For further information:

For further information: Joe Couto, Director of Government Relations and
Communications, OACP, T. (416) 926-0424 ext. 22, C. (416) 575-1731, Evenings
(416) 695-7096, E. jcouto@oacp.on.ca

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