Honourable Vernon White Joins the CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board
October 30, 2014

Honourable Vernon White

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance is pleased to announce that the Honourable Vernon White has joined its Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB).

"We are tremendously pleased that Mr. White has joined our Board and see his alignment with us as a great validation of our public safety mandate and the priorities we have set forth to achieve," says CATAAlliance's Chief Business Officer and PSAB Co-Chair , Kevin Wennekes. "With major initiatives underway such as our ongoing advocacy for the launch of a national public safety broadband network by 2017, the development of a national public safety procurement portal, a cyber security roadmap, and pursuit of a national centre of excellence advancing new models of community public safety, Mr. White's experience and leadership will prove to be an invaluable asset to our Board."

For more information on the PSAB, please visit our dedicated site: http://www.cata.ca/Communities/PSAB/priorities.html

To register for and participate in the development of a cyber security roadmap at the upcoming Cyber Security and Cyber Terrorism Forum, please visit: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/cybersecurityforum/default.html


Current Position: Senator, Senate of Canada

Vernon White was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Ottawa Police Service in May 2007. Prior to this, he led the Regional Police Service in Durham, Ontario, and spent over 20 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, leaving as an Assistant Commissioner.

Mr. White holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the College of Cape Breton, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Acadia University, a Masters Degree from Royal Roads University in British Columbia in Conflict Analysis and Management and a Doctorate of Police Leadership at the Australian Graduate School of Policing.

Mr. White has been honoured with a number of awards and commendations over the years, including a Commissioners Commendation, a Queen's Jubilee Medal, and a United Way Community Builder of the Year Award.