Charles Bordeleau, chief of Ottawa police, at a press conference in January 2019. (Screenshot via CBC News)
(Via the Ottawa Police Services Board)
At the monthly meeting of the Ottawa Police Services Board on January 28, 2019, Police Chief Charles Bordeleau announced his retirement effective May 4, 2019.
Chief Bordeleau will complete his contractual time with the Board, having served seven years as Chief. He first began his policing career in 1984 with the Gloucester Police Service.
“On behalf of the Board, I want to wish the Chief all the best in his upcoming retirement and thank him for his years of dedicated service to our community, as well as his leadership of the women and men of the Ottawa Police Service. Policing is going through a period of significant change and Chief Bordeleau has ensured the OPS was able to keep pace through a number of initiatives that helped to evolve the service delivery model, recruitment practices, internal staffing mechanisms and supports, and even infrastructure and technology,” stated Diane Deans, Chair of the Board.
The Board is beginning its discussions on a search for his successor and hopes to make a further announcement on the process following the February Board meeting.
The Ottawa Police Services Board is the civilian body responsible for governing the Ottawa Police Service. It is responsible for ensuring the provision of adequate and effective police services to the City of Ottawa’s residents.