Christopher D. Lewis
|Christopher D. Lewis|
|13th Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police|
November 29, 2010
|Preceded by||Julian Fantino|
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Field Operations by Fantino effective January 1, 2007. As Deputy Commissioner, Lewis oversaw the creation of the OPP’s aboriginal policing bureau and has studied aboriginal government and law. He has been in charge of the OPP's operation managing the conflict between Native protesters and non-Native residents in Caledonia throughout his tenure as deputy commissioner.
Lewis' appointment was announced in July 2010 and became effective on August 1.
Lewis is a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as of a course in Homicide from the Harvard Associates in Police Science Homicide, Aboriginal Government and Law program at Athabasca University and is also a graduate of the Applied Management program at Northwood University.
Lewis is married to OPP Chief Superintendent Angie Howe. He has two adult daughters with his ex-wife.
- Officer, Smooth Rock Falls Detachment
- Officer, London Detachment
- Tactics and Rescue Unit.
- Commander of Eastern Region
- Commander of the Investigation, Investigation Support
- Commander of Information and Technology Services Bureau
- Commander of Emergency Management Bureau.
- Order of Merit of the Police Forces
- Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
- Police Exemplary Service Medal
- "Chris Lewis to replace Julian Fantino as OPP commissioner", Toronto Star, July 7, 2010
- "OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino to be replaced by Chris D. Lewis", National Post, July 7, 2010
- Chris D. Lewis To Be Appointed New OPP Commissioner, Government of Ontario News Release, July 7, 2010
|Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police
November 29, 2010-present