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Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie becomes new OACP President

June 21, 2024  By Blue Line Staff

June 21, 2024, London, Ont. – Deputy Roger Wilkie of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) was sworn in as the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) president during the association’s annual general meeting in June. Wilkie will serve as president for 2024 to 2025. He succeeds Chief Jim MacSween of York Regional Police, who remains on the Board of Directors as Past-President.

Wilkie began his career with HRPS in 1996 and has served in a variety of patrol and specialized investigative units, including drug unit, homicide, intelligence and mobile surveillance. As a senior officer, he 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. Roger Wilkie was promoted to deputy chief in 2018 and currently oversees district operations and information technology.

Deputy Chief Wilkie has served on the OACP’s executive board since 2020 and co-chaired the CACP’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) committee. He is also the board chair of the Reach Out Centre for Kids, Halton’s lead agency for youth and child mental health, and a board member for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network.

“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 Deputy Chief 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.”

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