Julian Fantino To Stay On As OPP Commissioner

    McGuinty Government Reappoints Fantino Through To July 2010

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -


    Commissioner Julian Fantino will lead the Ontario Provincial Police until
the end of July 2010.
    Fantino will lead the OPP through the G8 Summit in Huntsville from June
25-27, 2010, where the OPP will provide support for the international event.
    A search for Commissioner Fantino's successor will begin next January.
    Julian Fantino was appointed Commissioner of the OPP in October, 2006.
His distinguished policing career spans four decades, which includes serving
as Chief of Police in London, York Region and Toronto.


    "We're pleased to announce that Commissioner Fantino is staying on for
another year. We have the utmost confidence in his leadership and commitment
to public safety."
    - Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

    "Ontarians can have full confidence that an experienced, knowledgeable
and dedicated leader is at the forefront of security planning for the G8
Summit as we continue to work with our federal counterparts to ensure this
international event unfolds in a safe and orderly fashion."
    - Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services


    -   Commissioner Fantino's original appointment was extended in
        March, 2008.

    -   Commissioner Fantino was recently given the Third Award of the Police
        Exemplary Service Medal

    -   Nearly 6,000 uniformed members, 2,600 civilian employees and
        850 Auxiliary members serve in the OPP.

    -   The Secretary of the Cabinet will begin a competitive search for
        Commissioner Fantino's successor next January.


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