The IACP is pleased to announce the appointment of Commissioner Gwen Boniface (retired) as its deputy executive director.
Commissioner Boniface previously served as the Transnational Organized Crime Expert with the United Nations Police Division, New York, where she was tasked with addressing organized crime in conflict and post-conflict countries, particularly West Africa.
Prior to working for the United Nations, Commissioner Boniface served for three years in Ireland as the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, an oversight mechanism established for An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police service.
In addition, Commissioner Boniface spent thirty years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Canada where she started as constable and retired as Commissioner in 2006. During this time she was president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as a Commissioner with the Law Commission of Canada. She is also the recipient of the Order of Merit of Police Forces and the Order of Ontario.
Commissioner Boniface is a long-time member of the IACP, and has served as the general chair of the IACP’s Division of State and Provincial Police, and as a member of IACP’s Board of Officers and Executive Committee.
Commissioner Boniface is a graduate of York University and a law graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School.