Board Of Directors

    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:

    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. 

    JIM CHU, C.O.M. (Rtd.)
    Vancouver Police Service
    Past President

    Jim Chu began his career as Constable with the Vancouver Police Department in 1979.  He rose through the ranks and was served eight years as Chief Constable, from 2007 up until his retirement in 2015.  He holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute. 

    Jim was elected president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and served from 2012 to 2014.  He received an Honorary Doctorate from the Justice Institute of BC, an Outstanding Alumni award from Simon Fraser University, and was invested as a Commander of the Order of Merit of Police Services by the Governor General of Canada.  He retired in May 2015 and he is currently a vice president with the Aquilini Investment Group, who own the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.  

    Federal Policing 
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana joined the ranks of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1981.  During his 35 years of service, he has acquired extensive experience in investigations and management in a multitude of policing areas including specialized investigations relating to drug enforcement, homicide, fraud, international proceeds of crime/money laundering, organized crime and terrorism.

    After his graduation from Depot, his first assignment was in Hillsborough, New Brunswick.  He served in this province for 16 years, occupying several functions between general services to covert operations with the integrated unit of counter-drug operations in Moncton.  In 1994, he was assigned to the supervision of international investigations of major money laundering files. 

    Deputy Commissioner Cabana was transferred to national headquarters in 1997 where he was appointed into the executive ranks as an RCMP Inspector and continued his involvement on national scale fraud files.  From 2001 to 2004, he assumed the responsibility of the Proceeds of Crime unit.  He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Superintendent and was transferred to Montreal in the post of Chief Superintendent of Criminal Operations where he assumed the responsibility of the national security program and the border integrity program for the province of Quebec.  He subsequently returned to the Headquarters in 2005 as the Director General of Border Integrity, until his promotion in 2008 to the title of Assistant Commissioner of Federal and International Operations.

    In November 2011, Deputy Commissioner Cabana accepted responsibility for the Federal Policing program and he is now leading all aspects of this national vast mandate on behalf of the RCMP. 

    Native of Granby, Québec, Deputy Commissioner Cabana and his wife of 35 years are the proud parents of four children.  Their eldest son has followed his father’s footsteps and has recently joined the ranks of the RCMP.   


    Gatineau Police Service
    Vice-President/Quebec Director

    Mario Harel, a 30-year veteran of the Gatineau Police Service, was sworn in as Director of Police seven years ago. During his career, Director Harel was appointed to several very important positions. 

    His extensive experience in various jurisdictions, such as the bureau of criminal investigations, special events and crime prevention, is definitely an asset in his role of Director of the Gatineau Police Service. His involvement at the regional, provincial and national levels, in addition to his considerable management experience, on both the operations and administration sides, gives him a global perspective of the challenges and issues law enforcement executives face in major organizations such as the Gatineau Police Service.

    Mario Harel was appointed officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces on January 11, 2013. He is the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) board, and is a board member of the Association des Directeurs de Police du Québec (ADPQ).

    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.



    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.


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    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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