OPS board selects new deputy chief

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Services board has selected Uday Jaswal as the new Deputy Chief of Police for the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).
“When the board began its national search for a new deputy chief, we were committed to finding the best candidate for the job,” said Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry. “We needed a highly experienced, respected, and effective law enforcement leader. The board is confident Uday reflects all of the necessary qualities to help lead one of the most respected police services in North America.”
“I am very pleased with the board’s decision and I am very much looking forward to having Uday as a member of the OPS executive command, to help support our membership and to work with the community on keeping Ottawa safe,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau.
Jaswal is an Ottawa native who has served as a police officer for 23 years, most recently as a deputy chief with the Durham Regional Police Service. Prior to that, Jaswal spent 21 years with the Ottawa Police Service, where he rose to the rank of superintendent.
Jaswal’s proven leadership and his unique combination of operational, investigative and community policing experience with two Ontario police services, make him an ideal candidate to support the OPS’s ongoing mission of serving the rapidly changing community safety needs of communities and residents across Ottawa.
In addition to his work in policing, Jaswal is a devoted community builder. He is a past chair of the board of directors for the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and currently serves as a board member with both Kinark Child and Family Services and the Family Mediation and Resource Centre (in Durham Region).
Jaswal has several advanced degrees and certifications including a Master of Public Administration Degree from Queen’s University and the Canadian Certification in Risk Management. He also lectures regularly, nationally at the Canadian Police College and internationally, at the National Police Academy of the Indian Police Service.
Deputy Chief Jaswal will be sworn in at the board’s regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.

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