Introducing OAPSB's New Executive Director

    BRAMPTON, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - President Mary Smiley and the Board of
Directors of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) are
pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Kaustinen as Executive Director.
Fred is well known within the police community having been Executive Director
of the Region of Durham Police Services Board for seven years and an associate
professor in Humber College's Police Leadership Foundations program for the
past two years.
    Fred is a former Army officer who was decorated for leadership and
courage leading international rescue operations in Kuwait in 1991. He has been
a risk management and business resilience consultant since 2000, and recently
completed an MBA specializing in leadership from Royal Roads University.
    The OAPSB Board believes that Fred's expertise in board governance
combined with his business acumen and communication skills will be an
important addition to the organization. Working with the Board of Directors,
Fred will help ensure that the Association continues to serve its members well
and grow thorough sustained superior service, proactive outreach to
stakeholders and innovative renewal initiatives. Fred and his staff team are
currently addressing the Board's immediate priorities of ensuring a successful
spring conference and making further advances in government relations and

    The OAPSB is the primary forum by which Ontario's municipal police
services boards share information and ideas, participate in police governance
training, and collectively influence provincial government's public safety
agenda and initiatives. The Association's main objectives are (1) to advance
collaborative dialogue among its members regarding police governance issues,
ideas and best practices, and (2) to proactively contribute to the development
of provincial government policies regarding policing and public safety.

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For further information:

For further information: Fred Kaustinen, Tel. (905) 458-1488,
1-800-831-7727, Fax (905) 458-2260

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