Halton deputy named president of provincial Chiefs of Police Association

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Published June 12, 2024 at 2:54 pm

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At the swearing in ceremony were, from left, Fred Kaustinen, Jeff Knoll, Roger Wilkie, and Stephen Tanner.

Halton’s deputy police chief has taken on a new role at the provincial level.

Roger Wilkie will serve as president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police for 2024-25.

Wilkie was sworn in during the organization’s annual general meeting on June 12. He succeeds Jim MacSween of York Regional Police, who will remain on the Board of Directors as past-president.

“I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of so many incredible women and men who have served as OACP President over the past 73 years,” said Wilkie.

“Policing in our province faces many challenges today. But the opportunities to better service our communities and collaborate with other policing, government, and community partners are also great. I look forward to working with a great team at the OACP to advance community safety and well-being across Ontario.”

Wilkie began his career with the Halton Regional Police Service in 1996. During his career he has served in a variety of patrol and specialized investigative units, including homicide, intelligence, drug and mobile surveillance.

He has served as a district commander in two different cities, critical incident commander for major public safety incidents, and the commander of Emergency Services, Training, and Human Resource Services.

Wilkie was promoted to deputy chief in Halton in 2018 and currently oversees District Operations and Information Technology.

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