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Aug 11, 2020, 14:45 ET 5th Annual PAO Police Services Hero of the Year Awards Winners Announced

2020 Awards Process Changed to Reflect COVID-19 Pandemic TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Over the past five years, the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) has encouraged Ontarians to nominate local...


May 21, 2020, 08:35 ET Police Association of Ontario and local police associations partner to support communities during pandemic

TORONTO, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) and many of its municipal police association members have partnered to support local community organizations and health care...


May 06, 2020, 09:00 ET Ontario's pandemic premium pay should not be extended to municipal police personnel, says provincial association

TORONTO, May 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO), and its 47 local member associations who represent over 18,000 sworn and civilian police personnel across the province, would...


Feb 03, 2020, 08:00 ET 5th Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards Program Launches Today

Public Encouraged to Nominate Their Local Police Heroes TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) launched its fifth annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards program ...


Oct 09, 2019, 13:00 ET Provincial police association calls for changes after reported 18-year low in police presence per capita

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Last week, Statistics Canada released data that found that the 2018 police presence per capita across Canada is at its lowest number since 20011. Though their report...


Jun 27, 2019, 07:00 ET PAO Applauds Ontario Government for Recognizing First-Ever PTSD Awareness Day

TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Today marks an historic step forward in building mental health awareness in Ontario with the proclamation of the first-ever Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...


Jun 21, 2019, 08:15 ET Police Association of Ontario Adds First Indigenous Police Association Member

Ahkwesahsne Police Association Becomes the 47th PAO Member Association TORONTO, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is pleased to announce the recent joining of the...


May 17, 2019, 07:00 ET 4th Annual PAO Police Services Hero of the Year Awards Winners Announced

OTTAWA, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) has announced the recipients of its 4th Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards. Congratulations to this year's winners:...


Feb 19, 2019, 10:15 ET Police Association of Ontario Response to the Ontario Government's Announcement of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Over the past seven years, the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) has been committed to advocating for the thoughtful modernization of the Police Services Act with...


Feb 11, 2019, 08:00 ET 4th Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards Campaign Launches Today

Public Encouraged to Nominate Their Local Police Service Heroes TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) launched its fourth annual Police Services Hero of the Year...


Jan 04, 2019, 11:00 ET Police Association of Ontario Response to the Independent Street Checks Review

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) would like to thank the Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch for his thorough review of Regulation 58/16, which outlines...


May 25, 2018, 11:51 ET Ontario's police associations review political parties' commitments to police services

Mental health a key focus for all parties TORONTO, May 25, 2018 /CNW/ - With the recent passage of Bill 175, the Safer Ontario Act – a transformational piece of legislation that will significantly...


May 11, 2018, 11:48 ET Ontario's police professionals celebrated at Police Hero awards ceremony

Police heroes shine at third annual ceremony KITCHENER, ON, May 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Police heroes from across the province were celebrated Wednesday night at the Police Services Hero of the Year Awards...


Mar 08, 2018, 12:15 ET Ontario's Police Associations: Bill 175 disappoints police with changes that do not reflect the reality of policing in Ontario

Ontario's Police Associations Respond to Bill 175's Passage TORONTO, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Despite some late amendments, Ontario's policing professionals remain concerned that the Government of...


Feb 28, 2018, 12:57 ET 2018 Police Services Hero of the Year Award: PAO Award Encourages Public to Nominate Police Services Heroes

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) launched the 3rd Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Award on February 23. Ontarians are encouraged to submit a...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:38 ET Ontario's Police Associations Respond to Ontario's Police Services Act Update

Ontario's policing professionals are alarmed at the Ontario government's police duties privatization plans TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - With today's release of the Police Services Act update,...


Nov 01, 2017, 19:05 ET Ontario's Police Association Presidents Respond to Police Services Act Changes

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - On Thursday, November 2, two of Ontario's three police associations, the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) and the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) will be ...


May 17, 2017, 23:09 ET PAO Recognizes Officers in Second Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Award

The Police Services Hero of the Year Award recognizes officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty LONDON, ON, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario has selected two...


May 16, 2017, 19:07 ET Police Association of Ontario's Police Services Hero of the Year Award

LONDON, ON, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 17, the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is hosting its second annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards that recognizes police service...


May 11, 2017, 12:09 ET Mother's Day 2017: Police Moms Want You To See Their Kids As #MoreThanABadge

TORONTO, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - A public awareness campaign launched this month by the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is using the occasion of Mother's Day to get police moms to remind everyone...


Apr 06, 2017, 13:30 ET The Police Association of Ontario Response to The Independent Police Oversight System Review Report

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) would like to thank Justice Tulloch for his thorough review of Ontario's police oversight system. The report's publication...


Feb 06, 2017, 18:03 ET 2nd Annual Police Services Hero of the Year Award Launches Today

Public Encouraged to Nominate Police Service Heroes in their Communities TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is launching its second annual Police Services Hero of...


Jul 04, 2016, 11:22 ET Banning LGBTQ+2 Police Personnel From Parade Not Acceptable: Police Association of Ontario

Association Responds to Recent Disruption at the Toronto Pride Parade TORONTO, July 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) said Ontario's LGBTQ police officers and police services...


Jun 28, 2016, 16:04 ET Modernizing Police Act Shouldn't Be A Roundabout Way to Privatize Public Safety: PAO

TORONTO, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ - The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) has submitted a White Paper to the Ontario Government titled Policing Matters: Submission On the Strategy For A Safer Ontario in ...


May 25, 2016, 10:33 ET Banquet Recognizes Police Services Heroes

Public Has Their Say in This Year's PAO Heroes of the Year TORONTO, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Three police service heroes were recognized for the work they do on the job and in their communities last week ...