Minister Rick Bartolucci Releases Statement On The Election Of Chief Daniel Parkinson As President Of The Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police
Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Rick Bartolucci today congratulated Chief Daniel C. Parkinson on his election to the presidency of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. A 35-year policing veteran, Chief Parkinson becomes the 58th president to lead Ontario's chiefs of police. "Chief Parkinson has demonstrated leadership and commitment at every level in his long and distinguished police career with the Peel Regional Police (formerly the Mississauga Police department) and, since 2004, as chief of the Cornwall Community Police Service. I congratulate him on his election and look forward to working with him in his new role as OACP president in our collective effort to keep Ontario communities safe." Chief Parkinson was sworn in on June 24th at the association's 2009 annual conference in Sudbury. He succeeds former Chief Ian Davidson of the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Chief Parkinson became interim president of the association in April, when Chief Davidson was appointed Commissioner of Community Safety in the Ontario government.