Commissioner Chris Lewis (Ret) on Leadership – It’s All About People


“Leadership is leadership, regardless of vocation or calling”… learn, be inspired, enjoy an evening worth remembering

Please join us in this public event as former OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis discusses his leadership learnings from his 36 year career; his research and the interviews he did of Canadian Police Chiefs about what leadership is, why it is important, what makes good leaders good and bad leaders bad, as part of his book that bears that title. This includes the personal reflections of the Chiefs that were interviewed on their positive and negative experiences, as well as those of hundreds of police personnel he surveyed. Copies of “Never Stop on a Hill” will be available for signing and sale – with ALL proceeds going to Special Olympics Ontario.

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Chris D. Lewis became Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on August 1, 2010 assuming leadership of one of North America’s largest deployed police services. As Commissioner, he oversaw front-line policing, traffic and marine operations, emergency response and specialized and multi-jurisdictional investigations throughout the Province of Ontario, delivered through over 9,000 OPP personnel. After joining the OPP in 1978, Commissioner Lewis 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 retired from the OPP on March 31st, 2014, but continues to lecture on leadership and policing issues, across North America. He has authored numerous articles and in 2016 he published a book on leadership, entitled: Never Stop on a Hill, the profits from which are entirely committed to Special Olympics Ontario. He is currently the Public Safety Analyst for the CTV Television Network, appearing regularly in local and national news stories.

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