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Chris D. Lewis
Chris D. Lewis became Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on August 1, 2010, assuming leadership of one of North America’s largest deployed police services. During almost 36 years as a police officer and leader, he amassed a wealth of operational policing experience, particularly in front-line service delivery, various investigative disciplines and tactical operations.
As Commissioner, he oversaw front-line policing, traffic and marine operations, emergency response and specialized and multi-jurisdictional investigations throughout the Province of Ontario, delivered through over 9,000 OPP personnel. He was a supervisor, senior officer and executive for 28 years of his career.
Although he retired from the OPP on March 31st, 2014, he continues to lecture on leadership and policing issues, across North America. He is currently the Public Safety Analyst for the CTV Television Network, appearing regularly on Canadian television and talk-radio stations to comment about ongoing policing and public safety issues around the world.
Commissioner Lewis, Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy Program and the FBI’s National Executive Institute. He has written numerous articles and authored a book on leadership, entitled: “Never Stop on a Hill”. The profits from which are entirely committed to Special Olympics Ontario. Click here to find out more about it on Amazon.ca.