January 2014

Basic CMYK The Registration is now open for the IACLEA annual conference being held in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec June 20-24th.    IACLEA holds the annual conference once every 5 years in Canada.

The conference is being hosted by McGill University and Pierre Barbarie, Canadian Director, IACLEA. Pierre has been a consistent supporter of OACUSA.

This is a great opportunity for members of OACUSA to attend an IACLEA conference at a reasonable cost.   – click here for more info

August 2013

Members of OACUSA who employ Special Constables commissioned a report to examine the role and responsibilities of campus special constables in Ontario.  This report was prepared by George Rigakos, a professor of the political economy of policing at Carleton University in Ottawa.

The goal of this report was to provide an up-to-date review of legislative, operational, training, and oversight mechanisms currently governing campus special constables in Ontario.

This report and its contents will be of assistance to universities, colleges, the provincial government and police services which are involved in discussions regarding the future of law enforcement and community safety on our campuses.

We welcome any comments or feedback you have after reading the report.

Here is a copy of the report Special Constable Report


April 25, 2013

Elgin Austen, Director of the Campus Community Police at the University of Western, London, Ontario will be retiring from his position as of April 30, 2013. On
behalf of the members and executive of OACUSA, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Elgin all the best in his retirement and many years of safe
and sunny days to ride his motorcycle.

On May 1, 2013 John Carson will assume the position of Director. After retiring as Deputy Commissioner, OPP (one of the finest policing organizations in the
Province) John joined the University of Western as the Safe Campus Coordinator.  On behalf of the members and executive of OACUSA, I wish John all the best in
his new leadership role at Western and welcome his continued participation in the OACUSA community.

Robin Begin
OACUSA Director of Communications