large_bordeleau_photoOttawa – The Ottawa Police Services Board today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Charles Bordeleau as the next Chief of Police for the City of Ottawa.

“On behalf of City Council and the residents of Ottawa, I want to congratulate Chief-Designate Bordeleau on his appointment,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The new Chief’s 28 years of policing service in our community makes him an ideal choice to help us maintain the safety and security that we all enjoy. I wish him all the best in his new position and look forward to working with Chief Bordeleau as he assumes command of the Ottawa Police Service.”

Chief-Designate Bordeleau is a 28-year veteran of the Ottawa Police Service who has deep roots in the community, having spent his entire life in Ottawa. He has served on the boards of numerous community organizations as well as co-chairing the Community Police Action Committee, which has provided him with an excellent understanding and rapport with Ottawa’s diverse communities. He also has well-established, strong relationships with our public safety partners, including key strategic partners at the City of Ottawa.

This appointment is the culmination of an internal search conducted by the Police Services Board that began in January. The Board was extremely impressed with the high calibre of all the candidates, and the selection process confirmed the Board’s belief that there is a wealth of talent within the ranks of the Ottawa Police Service.