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Mark Baxter elected as new Police Association of Ontario president

June 3, 2021  By Blue Line Staff

June 3, 2021 – The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) membership elected Mark Baxter, Brantford Police Association, as their new president. Baxter will immediately begin his three-year term, which runs until 2024.

Cameron Gough with the Kingston Police Association was elected to the PAO Board of Directors today in the role of Sworn Director.

Elections for open positions on the PAO Board of Directors were held during the PAO’s virtual 89th Annual General Meeting, which was attended by executive representatives from 46 local police associations across the province.

Outgoing PAO president, Bruce Chapman, announced his retirement from policing earlier this year and will be staying on with the Association in a past-president role until the end of June to ensure a smooth transition.


The newly-constituted PAO Board of Directors has selected Director Pamela Twining (Ottawa Police Association) as their board chair for the next year.

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