BIO - Inspector Lance Valcour
Inspector Lance Valcour (Ret) O.O.M.
Inspector Lance Valcour O.O.M. retired from the Ottawa Police Service in February 2010 after 33 years of service and is currently on contract with the Canadian Police Research Centre, part of the Defence Research Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science, where he leads the national interoperability program, spearheaded by the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG).
Inspector Valcour has extensive Incident Command, Leadership, Investigative, Strategic Planning and Technology Program/Project Management experience at the national and international levels. He works cooperatively with numerous national and international strategic organizations such as the Canadian Associations’ of Chiefs of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, often in a leadership role. He also works closely with government and non-governmental departments and agencies in both Canada and the United States to effectively plan, lead, support and foster major projects and initiatives, primarily in the information sharing and public safety interoperability fields.
On May 26th, 2010 Lance was invested as an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. This investiture recognizes Lance's lifetime of achievement, conspicuous merit, and exceptional service to our nation.
Then, on August 22, 2010, retired Inspector Valcour was honoured by his peers at the Opening Ceremonies of the 105th Annual Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Conference in Edmonton. Chief Bill Blair, Toronto Police Service and President of CACP, singled out Lance’s efforts to improved public safety interoperability when he bestowed upon him the prestigious CACP Recognition Award.