Ottawa Police Services Board Announces New Deputy Chief of Police

Ottawa- The Ottawa Police Services Board is pleased to announce that it has   selected Edward (Ed) Keeley, currently Executive Officer and Superintendent – Office of the Chief Directorate, as Deputy Chief of the Ottawa Police Service.  Effective immediately, he will fill the position that became vacant in March when Charles Bordeleau was appointed Chief of Police.  His appointment is the culmination of an internal search conducted by the Police Services Board over the past two months. 

Deputy Chief-Designate Keeley is a 27 year veteran of policing, having served with the Ontario Provincial Police and then the Ottawa Police Service following amalgamation of police services in the region.  He brings a broad range of experience including generalist policing, specialized Investigative sections and Executive Services.  He understands the diverse needs of the community, having worked with various cultural communities and served in both urban and rural settings during his career.  Deputy Chief-Designate Keeley is also actively involved in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Policing Studies. 

Board Chair and City Councillor Eli El-Chantiry stated, “Deputy Chief-Designate Keeley is very well respected by members of the Police Service and is an advocate for accountability, trust and transparency to the community.  These traits and his commitment to the Police Service will assist him in supporting Chief Bordeleau and in providing leadership within the organization and in the community.”  Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau added, “Supt. Keeley’s years of experience, keen insight, and strong relationships are an asset to the organization, and I look forward to welcoming him to my Executive Command team.” 

Deputy Chief-Designate Keeley, commented, “I am extremely pleased and honoured to take on this new role within the organization, and look forward to working with Chief Bordeleau, members of the Police Service, the Board, and community partners to continue to provide the highest level of safety and security in the City of Ottawa.”

The Ottawa Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian body established under Provincial legislation that is responsible for governing the Ottawa Police Service and for recruiting the Chief of Police and Deputy Chiefs of Police.