Huronia West OPP Welcomes New Detachment Commander

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Insp. Leah Gilfoy brings over 30 years of policing experience to this role; The detachment oversees Wasaga Beach, Springwater and Clearview

PRESS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West Detachment is pleased to officially announce that Insp. Leah Gilfoy has been appointed as the Detachment Commander. Insp. Gilfoy has proudly served our community since October 2021 as Acting Detachment Commander and after a successful selection process was confirmed on March 2, 2022.

Insp. Gilfoy is a proven police chief with over 30 years of combined dedicated service with the Toronto Police Service, Orangeville Police Service and the OPP. She also served as Deputy Chief of Police and Area Director for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). She is currently the Chair of the Ontario Women Police Advisory Council (OWLE) and a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Sexual Harassment Prevention Project.

Insp. Gilfoy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, an Honors degree in Human Resources Management from Humber College, the Police Leadership Program from the University of Toronto, the Rotman School of Business and of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy of Police Leadership Program. She has extensive professional development in areas of learning including, but not limited to, police leadership, police science, investigations, and professional courses.

Insp. Gilfoy also has extensive operational, administrative and leadership experience in areas such as uniform, neighborhood policing, planning, criminal investigations, major crimes, drug investigations, crime management, executive administration, professional standards, service inspector, staff development and planning, and corporate finance.

“As a proud Wasaga Beach resident with a vested interest in improving our policing services within our community, I am honored to be your Detachment Commander for Huronia West. I look forward to leading the men and women of OPP Huronia Detachment and develop these respectful and honest working partnerships within the community to enhance and ensure the safety of our communities, the protection of our citizens, and the preservation of public safety now and in the future. ‘future,’ said acting detachment commander Leah Gilfoy.

The OPP is committed to building trusting and collaborative relationships with its communities, stakeholders and partners to better serve the community and keep its citizens safe.

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