MARIO HAREL, O.O.M.
Gatineau Police Service
Mario Harel, who has served the public for more than 33 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.
CHIEF OF POLICE
CLIVE WEIGHILL, C.O.M.
Saskatoon Police Service
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:
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.
CHIEF OF POLICE
PAUL SMITH, O.O.M.
Charlottetown Police Service
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.
GILLES MICHAUD, O.O.M.
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.
DAVE JONES, O.O.M.
New Westminster Police Dept.
Dave P. Jones, O.O.M., began his policing career in 1982 as a volunteer with the Reserve Police Section of the NWPD. He was later hired on as a full-time officer in September of 1986.
During his career he has worked in a variety of sections of the police service including Patrol, Major Crimes Section, Special Operations Unit, Drug Section, Community Services Section, and Street Crimes Unit. In addition he has worked on a variety of Joint Forces Operations during his time spent in the JFO (RCMP/NWPD) Drug Section, Operational Support Unit and the Street Crimes Unit.
During this time period he has led and participated in numerous major projects, including the downtown initiative that dealt with an influx of crack cocaine dealers in the late 1990s. In addition, Chief Constable Jones worked with various city departments in the creation of the Integrated Service Team (IST) model that is still in effect today that deals collectively with community and policing issues.
Chief Jones has received recognition for various investigations and events in the form of Chief Constable Commendation, Sr. Officer’s Commendation, Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In May of 2013, the Governor General of Canada presented the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal to Chief Jones, recognizing commitment to this country and to honour a career of exceptional service within policing in Canada.
Chief Jones was promoted to the rank of Inspector in March 2000 and served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Patrol Division and Support Services Division. In October 2009 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Constable, and in March 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Constable, making him one of the first members of the NWPD to work his way through the ranks to the position of Chief Constable.
Chief Jones holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree within a joint Simon Fraser University/Justice Institute of BC Leadership Development program. Chief Jones is an active member of local, provincial and national associations of police chiefs. He is also a member of PRIME Corp Board of Directors.
Chief Jones is actively involved in the local community soccer and sports programs and currently chairs the Westminster District Boy’s Soccer Program along with the Coquitlam Field Sports Association.
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.
MS. LYNDA BORDELEAU
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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