Statement by Minister Naqvi on the Appointment of Chief Jennifer Evans as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Today, Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the Ontario government, I want to extend my congratulations to Chief Jennifer Evans of Peel Regional Police on her appointment as the 63rd president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).
Chief Evans began her career with Peel Regional Police as a cadet in 1983. Since that time, she has progressed through the organization and carried out many important assignments.
In 1996, she assisted Justice Archie Campbell in the review of the Paul Bernardo case. She later accepted a two-year secondment to work as a violent crime analyst at the provincial violent crime linkage analysis system (ViCLAS) centre in Orillia. Chief Evans has also worked as an investigator for the Office of the Chief Coroner.
She was promoted to deputy chief of Peel Regional Police in 2008 and appointed chief in October 2012.
I know that Chief Evans has the experience, background and commitment to help her perform this role with distinction. I look forward to working with her and continuing our government's strong partnership with OACP.
I also want to thank outgoing president, North Bay Police Chief Paul Cook, for his service over the past year. He has served OACP and the people of Ontario with dignity and honour throughout his presidency."