Conference News – Canadian Lean Summit, Innovation and Continuous Improvement

From April 23 to 25th, 2018 I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2018 Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit. Hosted by the City of Fredericton, it is now it’s in its third year, drawing mainly public sector Lean Six Sigma (LSS) organizational practitioners such as Municipalities, Police, and Provincial and Federal government with over 350 attendees.

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Welcome to our New Vice President

The OALEP Executive would like to take the opportunity to welcome Robin Marcotte to the position of Vice President. Robin was elected for this two year term at our Spring Symposium in Barrie. He joins us from the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) and has 20 years of experience in policing from both Greater Sudbury and Peel Regional Police Services. As the Special Projects Sergeant at GSPS, Robin coordinates and supervises all special projects that originate from within the Executive Services Division as well as supervises the Research Development and Analytics Unit.

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OALEP and Peel to Co-host the Canadian Police Staffing Symposium

Mark your calendars – OALEP and the Peel Regional Police Service will be co-hosting the 3rd annual Canadian Police Staffing Symposium from November 6 to 8, 2018. We will carry on the tradition of having the event professionally facilitated by Dr. Alexander Weiss, who has over three decades of experience as a public safety practitioner, researcher, trainer and consultant. Some of the police staffing reports he has worked on are available on his website at

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Get to know the new


On March 12, 2018 the new and improved website launched. The site features many of the suggestions that members brought forward in the 2017 member survey. Below is a brief overview of our new website.

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News from Our Program Director

by Jen Ghadiali, OALEP Program Director

OALEP’s Spring Symposium is rapidly approaching. Planners from law enforcement and public safety agencies across Ontario (and broader) will be gathering at the beautiful Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, May 8-10th to network, share ideas and information, and hear from distinguished speakers on some of the most pressing issues facing law enforcement in 2018.

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Best Practices in a Changing Environment – OALEP Spring Symposium

Policing has always been dynamic, evolving in response to a changing environment. However, police services in Canada, and worldwide, are in the midst of a period of unprecedented change. This rapidly changing landscape has led to increased demands on police services and a need to examine our organizations and delivery of services.

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