Chief Parkinson Lauded for Commitment to Crime Prevention
Ontario’s police leaders have awarded the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) highest honour to Chief Daniel Parkinson of the Cornwall Community Police Service for his outstanding contributions to the OACP and policing in the Province of Ontario.
The award is conferred upon an OACP member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to and support of the advancement of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. The President’s Award of Merit was presented yesterday to Chief Parkinson by out-going OACP President Chief Matt Torigian at the OACP’s Annual Meeting in London.
“Chief Parkinson has earned wide respect and deep admiration from his fellow police leaders, government officials, and members of his community for his professionalism, dedication to duty, and unwavering commitment to modeling leadership,” said Chief Torigian (Waterloo Regional Police Service).
“His belief that investing in crime prevention is always a good investment even in tough economic times sets an example for all police officers. Selfless service must be based on a belief in doing good for all and to all; it is a foundation for police leadership and Chief Parkinson has always modeled this belief.”
Chief Parkinson is a past President of the OACP. He continues to serve Ontario’s police leaders and our communities as the OACP’s representative on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Justice on Target Expert Advisors Panel and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
About Chief Dan Parkinson
Chief Parkinson was appointed Chief of Police with the Cornwall Community Police Service in January 2004, continuing a long a career in policing that started in 1973. He has won a number of awards in his careeri, including Police Officer of the Year (1984) for excellence in homicide investigation and the Medal of Bravery while with the Peel Regional Police during the Mississauga Train Derailment in 1979. He has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal for 20 and 30 years of meritorious police service. Now in his 38th year of policing, he has been the recipient of the Queen’s silver and golden jubilee medals. In June of 2009, he was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.