Niagara Police board member elected to Canadian association directors


Published September 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

One of Niagara’s Police Service Board members found herself at a much bigger table this week.

Jen Lawson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) for a two-year term at its Annual General Meeting held on September 1.

“This is a great appointment for the Police Services Board, the entire police community and Niagara Region”, says Port Colborne Mayor Bill Steele, Chair of the Niagara Police Services Board.

“It also continues the great tradition of public service by Niagara Board Members well beyond the boundaries of our Region.”

Lawson herself was pretty happy with the new appointment.

She said, “I am honoured to serve on the CAPG Board of Directors.  This is an extremely exciting time in policing and for police governance across the country.  I look forward to contributing to the important advocacy work that is already underway by the CAPG to improve police governance and bring change that will enhance public safety.”

Lawson, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), was initially appointed to the Niagara Police Services Board by the Provincial Government under an Order In Council from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for a three-year term commencing November 20, 2020.

Born in Hamilton, Lawson moved to the Niagara Region in 2002 where she has been an active member of the community, running for municipal council in 2010.  Ms. Lawson is known for her extended community involvement.

She has been active as a member of several sporting and service organizations, including President of Grimsby Baseball, Treasurer of 62 Phantom Air Cadets, School Council Treasurer and is active as Secretary Treasurer of BNI SCORE, Chapter Launch Ambassador, and 2835 Army Cadet Volunteer.

Jen Lawson

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