Statement by the Hon Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services On the appointment of Chief Paul Cook as President Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the Ontario government, I wish to congratulate Chief Paul Cook of the North Bay Police Service on his appointment as the 62nd president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).
Chief Cook has 31 years of police experience with the North Bay Police Service in a variety of progressive leadership roles and supervisory positions. He was appointed chief of the North Bay Police Service in April 2004 after serving as deputy chief since December 1999. Chief Cook has also completed many specialized police, management and leadership training courses through the Canadian Police College, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Ontario Police College and the Ontario Provincial Police Academy.
I know his experience, background and commitment to policing will help him perform well in his new role. I look forward to working with him as we continue to keep our communities safe for Ontario families.
I also want to thank outgoing president Chief Stephen Tanner of the Kingston Police Force for his support and advice over the past year. He has served the OACP and the people of Ontario with dignity and honour throughout his presidency."