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Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00 PM
 - 1:00 PM

Policing 2021

Peter Sloly (Ottawa Police Service), Bryan Larkin (Waterloo Regional Police Service) and Antje McNeely (Kingston Police), moderated by Neil Desai
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Challenges and Change in Canada’s Communities

Recent events in North America are raising important questions about the role of policing in society. Leaders of Canadian police agencies are addressing challenges such as mental health, drug addiction, race relations and the technological transformation all effecting the public’s safety. At the same time, many of their governing bodies are freezing or even calling for their budgets to be reduced. Join Canadian Club Toronto on January 28 for a panel of Chiefs of Police who will discuss their realities and their visions’ for the future of policing in Canada. This panel will be moderated by Neil Desai, Executive, Magnetic Forensics and will feature:

  • Bryan Larkin – Chief, Waterloo Regional Police Service & President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Antje McNeely – Chief, Kingston Police & President, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Peter Sloly – Chief, Ottawa Police Service

Peter Sloly
Chief, Ottawa Police Service

Peter Sloly was sworn in as the Chief of the Ottawa Police Service on October 28, 2019.

Formerly, Chief Sloly was a partner at Deloitte, where he was the national “Security & Justice” leader and a trusted and respected strategic advisor to private and public sector executives, helping them to increase organizational efficiency as well as to improve public safety, service, trust and value.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Chief Sloly was a 27-year veteran member of the Toronto Police Service who attained the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and served two tours of duty in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. He has received many awards including: Officer of the Order of Merit “Police Forces” Medal, the United Nations Peacekeeping medal, the Canadian Peacekeeping Medal, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

Chief Sloly has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In the 1980s, he played professional soccer and was a member of the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team. He is married with two children.

Bryan Larkin
Chief, Waterloo Regional Police Service

Bryan was appointed as the 7th Chief of Police of the Waterloo Regional Police Service on August 31, 2014 by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board.

Bryan began his policing career in 1991 as a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, working as a front-line Constable assigned to Division #1 in Kitchener. Over the course of his career, Bryan has held a number of progressively responsible positions including; Community and Media Relations, Special Assignments, Traffic Services, Human Resources, Recruiting, Media Officer, Executive Officer to the Chief of Police, and Superintendent of Central Division.

Chief Larkin is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Chiefs of Police. He is currently serving as President of the CACP and also served as the OACP President for a term. He represents the OACP on the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation and is the Co-Chair of the Provincial Police Joint Health and Safety Committee. Prior to becoming CACP President, Bryan was a Director on the CACP Board and also served as the co-chair on the CACP Drug Advisory Committee. Bryan is a member of the Board for Nutrition for Learning and is a member of the United Way Board of Directors for Waterloo Region Communities.

Bryan is a strong believer of community volunteerism and is proud to support many causes including the United Way and Ontario Special Olympics. In 2013, Bryan was recognized for his longstanding commitment to community volunteerism and for his leadership within the OACP and awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In September 2016, Bryan was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and, in July 2020, was advanced to Officer within the Order.

Chief Larkin is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of operational policing services while developing long-term strategies to build a strong, vibrant and healthy Waterloo Region.

Antje McNeely
Chief, Kingston Police

Antje joined the Kingston Police in April 1985. As a constable, sergeant (1992), staff sergeant (2001), and inspector (2007), Antje fulfilled assignments in the Uniformed Patrol, Special Services, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards units and headed the Patrol and Executive Services divisions. Upon her appointment to Deputy Chief in July 2011, she assumed operational oversight for the Kingston Police and responsibility for developing strong strategic relationships within the Kingston community.

A graduate of Queen’s University, Antje achieved a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 1983 and completed the Professional Master of Public Administration in Policy Studies program in 2013. Her professional qualifications also include the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Executive Program (2007); Visiting Fellow for the Australian Institute of Police Management (2015); and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Global Studies Program on the Impacts of Globalization on Canadian Policing (2016).

In recognition of her volunteer work, Antje was bestowed with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and she has also been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal and first bar. In 2015 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for her achievements and substantial contributions to the establishment of community partnerships in support of local law enforcement efforts.

Antje was sworn in as Kingston’s 17th Chief of Police on November 30, 2018. She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Erin and Anne.

Neil Desai
Executive, Magnet Forensics

Neil Desai is an executive with Magnet Forensics, a Canadian technology company that develops digital forensics software used by more than 4,000 police, national security and other public and private agencies with investigative authorities in 93 countries. He is a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, as well as a faculty member at Singularity University. Neil serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Policy Forum, the YMCA Canada and Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. He previously served in the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office.