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Since joining the OPP in 1978, Commissioner Lewis has amassed a wealth of operational policing experience, particularly in front-line service delivery, various investigative disciplines and tactical operations. From 2007 until his appointment as Commissioner, Lewis served as Deputy Commissioner of Field Operations.
Lewis’ cross-command experience is wide and varied, including tenures as Commander of the Investigation Bureau; the Information Technologies Bureau; and the Emergency Management Bureau; as well as the Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario at the then Ministry of Solicitor General. He was Regional Commander of the OPP’s East Region; served as Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch and worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to establish and lead the Cornwall Regional Task Force.
Commissioner Lewis, a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy and Executive Leadership Institute Programs. He is a strong advocate for community-based initiatives, including the United Way and the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.