Robert (Bob) ARBOUR President (Board member since 1996 ~ present term expires 2021)
Served at several detachments in Southwestern, Ontario during his career as well as Security Branch at General Headquarters in Toronto, and Queens Park Services which entailed security for OPP and other Government buildings in Toronto and Brampton area.
Was the Chief Force Hostage Negotiator 1983 - 1986, responsible for setting up the program and training of Hostage Negotiators and Incident Commanders Courses.
Life member of the (OPPA) Ontario Provincial Police Association & (COA) Commissioned Officers Association. Member of the Hamilton/Wentworth Police Association Club since 1986. Member of the (IPA) International Police Association since 1989. Member of Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Member of OPPVA since 1989. Chairman of 3 Chapter 1989-1991. Vice-Chairman of 3 Chapter 1991-1996. Chairman of 3 Chapter 1996-2003. Has been on the Provincial Board as a Director since 1996. OPPVA 'Veteran of the Year' 1998. Vice-President since 2002, Acting President 2003, and President since 2005. Member of FOP - Fraternal Order of Police since 2010. Associate Member of RCMP Veterans´ Association - Golden Horseshoe Division and Honorary Member of Italian Veteran Police Association of Canada. Bob compiled and edited the OPPVA History Book'The First Thirty Years' which outlines both in writing and pictorial, the historical process of the OPPVA since its inception in 1969. Recipient of Commissioner Chris Lewis Coin #19. Presented with OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 2018 AGM for Achieving Excellence throughout his Policing Career in the OPP.
Duties include: - Website Committee - Delegate Directors to OPPA Conferences and any other special assignments - Support Committee: liaise with Print Shop, Museum, OPP Friends of the Museum, OPP Senior Officers, COA and OPPA Presidents and the Chairman of the Youth Foundation - OPPVA Bulletin, monthly or when necessary - Maintain OPPVA Display Case at GHQ Orillia - Christmas message to all in Beyond the Badge - Christmas Cards for OPPVA Sponsors, GHQ, OPPA etc - Welcoming letter for AGM booklet and invites for AGM guests - Arrange for meeting with Commissioner twice a year - Arrange for meeting with OPPA President twice a year - Oversee Silent Partner Awards Program - Chaplaincy program - Liaison with Chapter 9 – Kingston, Chapter 9 – Belleville, Chapter 10 – Smiths Falls and Chapter 8- Peterborough - Chair for 2019 AGM – 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington - Support Committee -Bridge Dedications, Liaise with OPP and OPPA
Elizabeth (Liz) ARBOUR Vice-President (Board member since 2008 ~ present term expires 2020)
As a former OPP constable, I joined the Veterans´ Association in 1989 and served as Secretary/Treasurer of 3 Chapter Burlington for 13 years. I have also attended numerous other Chapter meetings, BBQ´s, luncheons and even boat cruises over the years. Since 1989, I have attended all Annual General Meetings, except one, and have been on the organizing committee for 2 of them. I have been involved in selling OPPVA logo items for several years. In 1998 I arranged to coordinate a group of OPPVA members with musical talent to play at the Chapter 3 Burlington - Annual General Meeting and called them The Retirees Own.
I was co-recipient of the 1998 OPP Veterans’ Association “Veteran of the Year” award. For almost 2 years I assisted in the research and composition of the OPPVA History Book, “The First Thirty Years”.
In addition to OPPVA functions, I have enjoyed attending those of the OPP, OPPA, Commissioned Officers’ Association, International Police Association, RCMP Retirees Association and Italian Veteran Police Officers Association of Canada.
Duties include: - Planning Committee - Support Committee - Research/Development (Applications, Brochures & AGM Guidelines) - Assist Roland with voting process at AGM - Logo Items - Purchase Life membership frames, assemble and deliver to appropriate Director for distribution - Liaison with Chapter 3 – Burlington, Chapter 3 Simcoe/Brantford, Chapter 4 – Niagara and Chapter 6 – Guelph - Coordinator for 2019 AGM – 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington
Thomas (Tom) RANDALL Secretary (Board member since 2011 ~ present term expires 2021)
Joined the OPP in March 1966 and was initially posted to Oakville Detachment and a year later was transferred to Noelville in Number 13 District where he spent three years before marrying his wife Beth and moving to Tecumseh (M) Detachment in No. One District. From there he served in the Intelligence Branch at both GHQ and in the Windsor Unit, the Technical Support Branch, the Staff Services Branch and the Training Branch. Also seconded for two years to act as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Solicitor General. Tom retired from No. One District Chatham as Superintendent in 1995.
Tom is a past member of the City of Chatham Planning Committee, the Board of Christ Anglican Church in Chatham & the Advisory Board the Police Foundations Course of Lambton College in Sarnia. Presently a Life Member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the OPP Association and the Commissioned Officers Association. Tom also spent many years sponsoring and coaching senior women's soccer in Chatham.
Has been the Secretary/Treasurer of No. One Chapter OPPVA since April 2003 and was the Chair of the both the 2011 AGM (Sarnia/Point Edward) and the 2016 AGM (Chatham) Organizing Committees
Duties include: - Secretarial Duties - Resolutions Committee – Chairman - Website Committee - Election Process: Document candidates for election - Publications Submissions: Beyond the Badge and Quarter Century Club - Support Committee: Bridge Dedications, liaise with OPP and OPPA - Liaison with Chapter 1 - Chatham
Roland (Roly) HALEY Treasurer (Board member since 2007 ~ present term expires 2019)
Joined the Ontario Provincial Police in April 1970, and posted to Woodstock detachment. 1976 received a temporary posting to Kingston for the Olympics as a member of the Quick Response Team. Served as Branch 2 Director of the O.P.P. Association. 1978 was on the Board of Directors of the Woodstock United Way. 1979 & 1980 was the Chairman of the Public Service United way Appeal and was District 2 First Aid Instructor. 1984-85 seconded to Aylmer Police College as a Driving Instructor. Retired as Senior Constable April 30th, 1996. Life member of the OPPA. 1996 joined the OPPVA. 2002 appointed Chapter 2 Secretary/Treasurer. 2004 received the OPPVA Veteran of the Year Award. In 2006 and 2012 received the Chapter 2 Member of the Year award. Was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007 re-elected in 2010, 2013 & 2016. Contributor to the OPP Review in 2009 and elected OPPVA Treasurer in 2012. Presently the OPPVA webmaster, continually developing the site for the benefit of all members, and writing software to ease the burden on Chapter secretaries.
Duties include: - Website Committee - Treasurer Duties - Maintain Website and answer queries from the membership - Election Process (electronic voting) - Arrange accommodation for Directors for board meetings and AGM’s - Print off Life Membership certificates for framing - Process ID Cards and Life Membership cards - Liaison with Chapter 2 – London and Chapter 6 – Mt. Forest and Chapter 1 - Chatham - Social Media Committee - Treasurer for 2019 AGM – 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington
Grant ARNOLD Director (Board member since 2013 ~ present term expires 2020)
I joined the OPP in 1965, served Brechin, Toronto, Whitby, Manitouwadge, Kakabeka Falls, Shabaqua and Thunder Bay Detachments. I was In Service Training Instructor for many years.
After my retirement in 1994, I joined 16 Chapter, and am currently the Chair of 16 Chapter.
I am married to Marilyn, and have 2 sons, Jason, and D/Cst Wade Arnold I also am on the Surviving Spouse committee with Director Liz Arbour
Duties include: - Investigations Committee - Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA 2018- 2019, if attending meetings and functions. - Solicit Website sponsors - Liaison with Chapter 16 – Thunder Bay and Chapter 17 - Kenora
Lise HEBERT Director (Board member since 2018 ~ present term expires 2021)
986-2004 - Teletype Operator/Signal Operator Canadian Armed Forces, served in Ottawa, Alert NWT, Lahr Germany, Brunssum The Netherlands. 2004-2005 - Communication Operator Provincial CommCenter Smiths Falls 2005-2006 - Switchboard supervisor Prime Minister's Office 2006-2008 - Administration Clerk/Finance Clerk Drake 2008-present - Court Room Clerk/Registrar Ministry of the Attorney General in Cornwall Legion member and volunteer weekly
Member of the OPPVA Chapter Cornwall since 2010, and have been chapter secretary since joining
Duties include: - Website Committee - Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA meetings and functions 2019- 2020, if attending. - Publications Submissions: Quarter Century Club - Liaison with Chapter 11 - Cornwall and Chapter 11 - Hawkesbury
Maurice (Moe) HEBERT Director (Board member since 2010 ~ present term expires 2019)
1958-1961 Radio & Telegraph Operator Royal Canadian Signal Corp served in Continental Europe. 1961-1963 Hard Rock Miner Timmins Ontario. 1963-1993 OPP served in Cochrane 1963-1964,Hearst 1964-1968,Iroquois Fall 1969-1977,Long Sault Det. 1978-1979,No.11 DHQ 1978-1993 as District Intelligence Co-Ordinator. While in Iroqouis Falls I was a founding & Commanding Officer of the #792 R.C.(Air)Squadron from1970-1977. I´ve been married to my wife & friend Laurette for 49 years. We have 4 children Prov.Const Andre Hebert Casselman Det. Cpl.Lise Hebert (retired) Cdn.Armed Forces now a Court Clerk.Jacqueline Hebert-Beach Edmonton Alberta and Prov. Const. Paul Hebert Ride Unit Eastern Region. Have been a member of the OPPVA since 1997 and served as Sec/Tres. of Chapter 11-Cornwall 2006-2010
Duties include: - Resolutions Committee - Social Media Committee - Investigations Committee - Liaison with Chapter 11 – Ottawa and Chapter 10 - Pembroke - Assist Chapters with loading photo´s on the website
Carmen MARRIER Director (Board member since 2015 ~ present term expires 2020)
A retired civilian of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), starting in October, 1970 and retired in April, 2004.
During my 33 years with the Force, I worked as an Administrative Assistant in several areas of the OPP, including the Office of the Commissioner, Staff Services and Field Divisions. I ended my career as a Researcher/Writer in the Corporate Communications Bureau. I worked at three General Headquarters buildings, those being 125 Lakeshore and 90 Harbour in Toronto and finishing at 777 Memorial Avenue in Orillia.
I have been a member of the OPP Veterans’ Association since my retirement in 2004. Shortly after joining Chapter 18, I became the secretary-treasurer of the Chapter and continue to hold the chapter’s Secretary position.
I was also involved in the administration of the OPP Youth Foundation for several years.
Duties include: - Acting Secretarial Duties - Publications submissions-Beyond The Badge submission - Planning Committee - Support Committee: Attend OPP and Auxiliary graduations when advised - Publications submissions: OPP Review - Solicit Website sponsors - Liaison with OPP Correspondence Unit re: obit enquiries - Liaison with Chapter 18 – Orillia and Chapter 5 - Toronto
Robert (Rob) PILON Director (Board member since 2015 ~ present term expires 2019)
Joined the OPP on Feb 1973 served in Sturgeon Falls, Dubreuilville (one man detachment), Midland, Dubreuilville (again!), Sudbury, Sudbury DHQ Crime Unit as the first DIC, promoted to Corporal in Crime Unit, promoted to Sergeant in Hearst, Staff Sergeant in Hearst, North Bay DHQ, Sturgeon Falls (again), Mattawa, Belleville DHQ, promoted to Inspector at Burlington DHQ, promoted to Superintendent at North Bay RHQ Retired in 2003 Managed Securitas Branch in Sudbury 2003-2008 Joined OPP Vets Assoc in 2002 Presently Secretary Treasurer of Chapter 12 North Bay
Duties include: - Resolutions Committee - Chairman - Investigations Committee - Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA 2018- 2019, if attending meetings and functions. - Solicit Website sponsors - Liaison with Chapter 12 – North Bay, Chapter 13 – Sudbury, Chapter 14 – Sault Ste. Marie And Chapter 15 – Timmins - Social Media Committee - Chairman - Election Process: Document candidates for election