Committee Chair

Gwen Boniface

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence

First female commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police

  • Senator Gwen Boniface is a lawyer, police leader and educator who forged a career in policing both in Canada and abroad. She has served as deputy executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and was the founding president of the Canadian Police Chiefs International Service Agency.
  • Boniface was the first woman inspector in the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the first woman appointed as commissioner of the OPP, and the first female president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

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