Chiefs of Police elect new President and Executive

    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's police chiefs have elected
Steven Chabot, Deputy Director General of the Sûreté du Québec, as the new
President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Mr. Chabot
was invested as an Officer within the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in
2005. He served as CACP Vice-President (Québec) from 2004 to 2007. A graduate
in human resources and numerous police courses, he holds a Master's degree in
public administration from the Ecole nationale d'administration publique.
    Mr. Chabot takes on leadership of the CACP at a critical time for
policing and public safety in Canada. "Policing is undergoing a huge
turnover," notes Mr. Chabot, "as senior police leaders retire in record
numbers. We need to attract younger people to policing as a career, and find
ways to retain them in the profession."
    The CACP maintains an active watching brief on legislation, proposing new
or improved laws to meet current investigative needs and emerging issues. It
also encourages all orders of government to join together to plan for policing
in Canada in the future. "Our communities are dealing with budgetary and
social pressures along with real threats to their safety and security," said
Mr. Chabot. "Police chiefs recognize that enforcement alone is not enough.
Crime fighting is after the fact, and must be balanced with measures that
prevent crime and avert threats to our security. All orders of government have
a role to play in community safety and crime prevention."
    As President, Mr. Chabot is supported by CACP Executive members Chief
Jack Ewatski (ret'd) of Winnipeg (Past President), Commissioner Julian Fantino
of the Ontario Provincial Police (Secretary-Treasurer), Chief Frank Beazley of
Halifax as Atlantic Vice-President, Assistant Director Jean-Guy Gagnon of the
Montreal Police Service as Québec Vice-President, Chief Tom Kaye of Owen Sound
as Ontario Vice-President and Chief Calvin Johnston of Regina as Western
Vice-President. In addition to the Executive, the CACP Board of Directors
includes Provincial Directors, a Northern Territories Director, a Federal
Director from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the President of the First
Nations Chiefs of Police Association (see attachment and further information
on CACP website

    The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police was formed in 1905 and is
the trusted voice of policing and community safety. Its members represent over
90% of the police agencies in Canada, and serve in federal, provincial,
regional, Aboriginal and municipal policing roles.

    Attachment to press release

    The following are members of the Board of Directors, Canadian Association
of Chiefs of Police:

    - Assistant Commissioner Raf Souccar, RCMP (Federal Director)
    - Chief Constable Paul Shrive of Port Moody (BC),
    - Chief Mike Boyd of Edmonton (Alberta),
    - Chief Terry Coleman of Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan),
    - RCMP Assistant Commissioner Darrell Madill (Manitoba),
    - Chief Armand La Barge of York Region (Ontario),
    - Acting Director Mario Harel of Gatineau (Quebec),
    - Chief Earl Campbell of Miramichi (New Brunswick),
    - Chief Charles Rushton of Amherst (Nova Scotia),
    - Chief Paul Smith of Charlottetown (PEI),
    - Chief Joe Browne of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (Newfoundland
      and Labrador),
    - Chief Superintendent Marty Cheliak, RCMP (Northern Territories), and
    - Chief Brian Rupert of the Treaty Three Police Service (Kenora, ON)
      representing the First Nations Chiefs of Police.

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Patrice Cardinal, Communications Advisor,
Sûreté du Québec, (514) 209-2243,

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