Board of Directors 2016-2017

    Gatineau Police Service

    Mario Harel, who has served the public for more than 32 years, was sworn into the highest position in the Gatineau Police on February 4, 2009.

    Committed to his career, Mario Harel acquired solid experience through important positions in a range of jurisdictions, in particular the bureau of criminal investigations, and in units dedicated to road safety, special events and crime prevention.

    His operational and administrative expertise, his involvement at the regional, provincial and national levels, as well as his proven management skills in an important police organization, are among the key assets that lend him a better overall perspective on the challenges faced by a leader in the field of public safety.

    Committed to giving back to the community, Mario Harel has been involved in several social causes over the years. He chaired the municipal affairs division of the 2015 United Way campaign, and was the campaign director for Ville de Gatineau in 2010 and 2011. Mario Harel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Missing Children Society of Canada. In addition, he was delighted to support projects proposed by teens and to address their original challenges, particularly in regard to violence prevention in schools.

    Mario Harel was appointed officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces on January 11, 2013. He is the President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and was a board member of the Association des Directeurs de Police du Québec (ADPQ) for nine years. Mario Harel is a graduate of the executive management program at the HEC Montréal.


    Saskatoon Police Service
    Past President

    Chief Weighill served 31 years with the Regina Police Service, prior to joining the Saskatoon Police Service in 2006.  In Regina he worked in Patrol, Communications, Crime Prevention, Commercial Crime, Property Crime, Drugs, Vice, Planning and Research and Senior Administration.

    He has lectured to universities, police colleges, national conferences, federal, provincial and municipal governments and appeared before Parliamentary Committees regarding; crime trends, community policing, organized crime, street gangs, vehicle theft, leadership, and the future of policing.

    Chief Weighill’s associations are:

    1. President – Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
    2. Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
    3. Member – Executive Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police
    4. Chair – National Advisory Committee of the Order of Merit
    5. Chaired - Business Requirements Sub-Committee developing the business requirements for the $134 million modernization of CPIC.

    Chief Weighill holds certificates in Administration and in Continuing Education/ Administrative Development from the University of Regina.  He has attended Executive courses at the Canadian Police College, the Banff School of Management and has graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police, held in Boston and sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States.

    Chief Weighill is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and Bar, the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. 



    Charlottetown Police Service
    Vice-President/PEI Director

    Chief Smith began his policing career in 1977 and joined Charlottetown Police Services in 1978. His policing career has been varied including work within Uniform Patrol, Drug Section and Major Crime and in 1995 was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Charlottetown. 

    Chief Smith has been invested as an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal. He is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), serving as a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the CACP Crime Prevention and Victims of Crime Committees. He is also an active member of the PEI Association of Chiefs of Police, having served as president. 
    Locally, Chief Smith also serves on a number of committees associated to Domestic Violence and Community Safety, a past member of the Victim Services Advisory Committee, a member of the Board and Treasurer of the John Howard Society of PEI, Secretary to the Provincial Council Scouts PEI, a member of the Board of Special Olympics PEI, serves as an Aid de Camp to the Lt. Governor and is a past coach within the Charlottetown Abbies Soccer Club.


    Federal Policing 
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud has been a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since 1986, when he was first posted to work in the Province of Quebec where he honed his Federal Policing experience from a small detachment in Mont Laurier to more specialized investigative units in St Jerome and Montreal. He eventually transferred to Ottawa where he continued his progression in the Federal Policing environment as a Commissioned Officer both within a Division and at National Headquarters.

    During his 30 years of service with the Force, D/Commr. Michaud acquired a wealth of experience in the areas of organized crime, proceeds of crime and commercial crime investigations at the national and international levels. For a number of years, he was in charge of the RCMP’s National Security Criminal Investigations Program which was entrusted with investigating counter-terrorism and espionage cases.

    He recently served as the first Commanding Officer of the newly-established National Division, whose mandate is to oversee the conduct of sensitive investigations of threats to Canada’s national interests, as well as, to provide protective policing services in the National Capital Region, including security for the Parliamentary Precinct, the Prime Minister of Canada and other Canadian Executives and foreign dignitaries.

    In October 2016, Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud was appointed to lead the Force’s Federal Policing business line, which is the core line of service carried by the RCMP across Canada and around the world.

    D/Commr. Michaud is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute’s 39th Session, the FBI National Academy’s 213th Session, as well as of the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Program administered by the FBI National Academy. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in National and International Security and McGill University’s Executive Development Program.

    He is a recipient of the Governor General’s medal for academic achievements, as well as, the Queen’s Jubilee and RCMP Long Service medals. In January 2014, D/Commr. Michaud was also appointed Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He is originally from St Leonard, New Brunswick and is a loving father to his two adult children.


    Calgary Police Service

    Roger Chaffin joined the Calgary Police Service in 1986 and assumed the role of Chief Constable on October 19, 2015.

    As a Senior Officer with the Service, he has held the positions of Duty Inspector as well as the Inspector in charge of the Chief Crowfoot Learning Center. Following his promotion to the rank of Superintendent, he was first assigned to the Office of the Chief in charge of areas such as Professional Standards, FOIP, Legal Services and Strategic Communications. In his second year, he was assigned to the Criminal Operations Division. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of the Bureau of Organizational Support, which consists of the Employee Services Division, Information and Technology Division, as well as the Infrastructure Services Division.

    In addition to being a member of the Service’s Executive Committee, Chief Constable Chaffin sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network, the Burns Memorial fund, Youthlink, the Calgary Police Foundation, and recently accepted a Board of Directors position with POLYCB (the society for policing in cyberspace).

    Chief Constable Chaffin has sat as the provincial representative on the National Police Information System Advisory Board, represented Alberta Police on the Governance Committee for the Alberta First Responders Radio Committee, and sat as the co-chair of the Operations Council for the provincial records management system (API3). He also sat as the co-chair the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, as well as was a member of various other CACP committees.

    In 2015, Chief Constable Chaffin was appointed to the Order of Merit for Police Forces, one of the country’s most important honours. This achievement recognized the many years of service and leadership he has dedicated to the Calgary Police Service on behalf of the citizens of Calgary. He has also received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, Federal Exemplary Service Medal, Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal, Calgary Police Service Distinguished Service Medal and Calgary Police Service Chief’s Award of Excellence.




    Ottawa Police Service


    Debra Frazer is Director General of Corporate Services for the Ottawa Police Service.  As a member of Executive Command she reports directly to the Chief of Police and, with a staff of approximately 300, she is responsible for the functions of: human resources, employee relations, outreach and recruiting, financial services, materiel management, police facilities, and information technology and records.

    Ms. Frazer’s team has launched many award winning new projects including: the Strategic Staffing Initiative; the Outreach Recruitment Project; the first  and second OPS Census; the first community recruitment champions; the Attendance Enhancement Program, the implementation of the first electronic traffic ticketing system in Canada, “green fleet and anti-idling initiatives,” the development and construction of two new divisional buildings and a new Evidence Control Facility and the formulation of a 17 year Facilities Strategic Plan. Ms. Frazer is the Executive champion of two Service Initiative projects (the OPS organization wide transformation initiative) The Performance Management Framework as well as an Evidence Based Decision Making model. She is also overseeing the development and implementation of a 5 year information and technology roadmap.

    Ms. Frazer has almost 30 years of financial and administrative experience in the police and municipal sectors. 

    She holds an Undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

    Ms. Frazer is an active volunteer and currently serves as the past President of Family Services à la famille Ottawa.  In the police community, she is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and she is also Chair of the CACP Research Foundation.  In September 2014 Ms. Frazer was invested as an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.


    MR. DAVID H. HILL, C.M., Q.C
    Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
    CACP General Counsel

    David was born in Ottawa, and following his education at Queen’s University (B.A., 1962; L.L.B., 1965) and Osgoode Hall (1967), he was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in March, 1967. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982. He is the recipient of a number of other honours: the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012; National Patron, Partners in Research, 2005; Honorary Life Member, Canadian Council for Tobacco Control, 2003; Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002; President’s Recognition Award, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, 2002; the United Way Community Builder Award, 2002; the Biomedical Sciences Research Ambassador Award, 2000; the David Smith Centre Award, 2000; the Loeb Health Research Institute Medal, 1999; the Gordon F. Henderson Award of the County of Carleton Law Association, 1998; the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, 1992; Canada Volunteer Award Certificate of Merit,1991; Honorary Life Member, Canadian Cancer Society, 1987; and Honorary Member, Teachers Federation of Carleton, 1993. He also holds a number of law enforcement honours, such as, Honorary Life Member, CACP (1992),Honorary Life Member, Ottawa Police Association (1992), Honorary Life Member, Senior Officers Mess, Ottawa Police (1990).

    David was a student of law with the firm of Gowling, MacTavish, Osborne and Henderson (1965-66); law clerk to the Honourable G.A. Gale, Chief Justice of Ontario (1967-68); Assistant for the Bar Admission Course of Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto (1967-68); Associate, Gowling, MacTavish, Osborne  and Henderson (1968-71); Instructor, Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada; Ottawa (1975-81); and is a Founding Partner,  Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall (1971-present). 

    David holds memberships in numerous associations, including the Canadian Bar Association (National Council 1976-80); Law Society of Upper Canada; County of Carleton Law Association; Judges’ Law Clerks Association (Secretary 1968-72); and Canadian College of Health Leaders. He has held volunteer positions in a large number of organizations in the education and health fields and lectures at the local, 
    national and international level on legal and health matters, with particular emphasis in the areas of cancer and smoking.

    David’s law enforcement activities are significant. He chaired the Ottawa Police Services Board (1987-92); was an Associate member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (1987-92); a member of the Ontario Association of Police Boards (1986-92); an Associate Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (1989-92); and a member of the Canadian Association of Police Boards (1989-92).

    The CACP Executive Committee at its meeting of February 25-26, 1996 appointed the  firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP as General Counsel to the CACP. David Hill is one of the two principals of the firm who provide legal and related services to the CACP.


    Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
    CACP General Counsel

    Lynda Bordeleau is a partner with the law firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l., practicing in the areas of administrative and labour/employment law. She has developed a specialized practice area in police regulatory matters.

    Ms. Bordeleau graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1987. She completed a Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude, at the University of Ottawa in 1990 and was called to the bar in February of 1992 by the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

    Upon her call to the bar, Ms. Bordeleau joined a private practice law firm and in July of 1994 she joined the law firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. She is actively involved in providing legal advice to police services across Ontario and acts as corporate counsel to the Peel Regional Police. Ms. Bordeleau is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and its Police Legal Advisors Committee, and of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards.

    Apart from her active practice, Ms. Bordeleau has a close personal involvement with the policing community with her husband, Charles, who is Chief of Police with the Ottawa Police Service and her father, Lester Thompson, former Chief of the Gloucester Police Service and life member of the CACP.

    The firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill, and McDougall LLP/s.r.l. was appointed as General Counsel to the CACP by the CACP Executive Committee at its meeting of February 25-26, 1996.

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