Committees & Structure

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is proud to be the Official Charity of Choice of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and as such, is able to run one of the best Torch Run programs in the world with the OACP's endorsement and support.  Below is the Committee Structure of our movement.

OACP Executive Committee

Sponsor and promoter of the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.  Responsible for the guidance of the OACP Torch Run Committee.


Chief Paul Pedersen
Greater Sudbury Police Service

Jeff McGuire
Executive Director, OACP

Chief Frank Bergen
Hamilton Police Service

Chief Superintendent Jamie Zettler
Royal Canadian Mounted Police O Division

Daryl Pitfield
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of the Solicitor General

Super. Mike McDonell
Ontario Provincial Police

Richard Onley
SOO Board Representative

Glenn MacDonell
Executive Secretary, OACP Torch Run Committee
President & CEO, Special Olympics Ontario

Operations Committee

The LETR Operations Committee reports directly to the OACP Torch Run Executive Committee.  Committee members oversee activities, general operational initiatives, and events for and on behalf of OLETR, using their knowledge of the Torch Run program.


Chair: Karen Richards
Director – OLETR
York Regional Police

Sgt. Mark McGugan
Past Director – OLETR
London Police Service

Stephen Graham
Special Olympics Orillia
Special Olympics Athlete Representative

Lisa O'Brien
Director, Institutional Services
Ministry of the Solicitor General

Cst. James Chauvin
Ontario Provincial Police

Cst. Shaun Beaulieu
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

Cst. Bryan McMillan
Kingston Police

Sgt. Michael Puterbaugh
Toronto Police Service

Zone Coordinators

Responsible for the overall management and communication of their respective Zone. The Zone Coordinator is in constant communication with the Torch Run Director and Manager and other duties include financial management of the Zone, advising the Operations Committee on activities within the Zone, promoting Torch Run at OACP Zone Meetings, organizing logistics, materials and money for the Zone, supply on-site route contacts for all runs within the Zone, encourage the acquisition of Zone Sponsors and gather and report all zone statistically information to the Torch Run Director and Manager.

Zone Map


Zone Coordinators:

Zone 1

(Atkikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances*, Kenora, Marathon*, Nishnawe-Aski**, Red Rock, Terrace Bay, Thunder Bay, Lac Seul**, OPP Northwest Region, RCMP)

Tara Bottan
Canada Border Services Agency
Pigeon River Port of Entry, 7690 Hwy 61, Neebing, ON, P7L 0A2
Tel: Work 807-964-3000

Zone 1A

(Elliot Lake*, Espanola, Kapusaksing*, Kirkland Lake*, Michipicoten, Temiskaming Shores, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Anishinabek**, Wikwemikong**, West Bay**, West Nipissing, Nishnawbe-Aski**, OPP North East Region, RCMP)

Paula McKnight
Ministry of the Solicitor General, Probation and Parole Services – Sudbury, Manitoulin & Espanola Offices
402 – 199 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON, P3E 5P9
Tel: Work 705-564-4311

Zone 2

(Akwesasne**, United Counties of S.D.&G.*, Arnprior*, Belleville, Brockville, Carleton Place*, Central Hastings*, CFB Petewawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Trenton, Cornwall, Deseronto, Gananoque, Grenville County*, Hawkesbury*, Kemptville*, Kingston, Napanee*, Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth, Prince Edward County*, Renfrew*, Rockland*, Smiths Falls, Stirling-Rawdon, Quinte West*, Correctional Services, OPP Eastern Region, RCMP)

Megan Arbuthnot
Ottawa Police Service
P.O. Box 9634, Station ‘T’ Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 6H5
Tel: (613)236-1222 ext.5119  (613)816-0692

Ryan Johnston
Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road, Gloucester, ON, K1B 4C4
Tel: Work 613-824-6080

Zone 3

(Barrie, Cobourg, Collingwood*, Lakefield, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia*, Parry Sound*, Penetanguishene*, Peterborough, Port Hope, South Simcoe, York Region, Mnjikaning, OPP GHQ – Orillia, RCMP)

Sarah Bamford
Barrie Police Service
110 Fairview Road
Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8

Kevin Selwood
York Regional Police Service
47 Don Hilock Drive
Aurora, Ontario L4G 0S7

Zone 3A

(Durham Region, Peel Region, Caledon, OPP Central Greater Toronto Region, Toronto)

Sarah Dereski
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Peer Support Program Regional Lead – Central Region
Employee Wellness Unit, Corporate Health Care and Wellness Branch
Tel: Cell 226-558-3286

Greg O'Connor
Peel Regional Police Service
7150 Mississauga Road · Mississauga, Ontario
Tel: Cell - 905-460-4965

Zone 4

(Brantford, Haldimand-Norfolk*, Halton Region, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara Region, Norwich*, Paris*, Ingersoll*, Six Nations**, Tillsonburg*, Woodstock, OPP Central Greater Toronto Region, OPP Western Region, RCMP)

Christine McCallum 
Brantford Police Service 
344 Elgin St, Brantford ON N3S 7P6 
Tel: (519) 756-0113    (647)654-8330 

Aaron Gross
Niagara Regional Police Service
501 Fielden Avenue, Port Colborne, ON, L3K 4T9
Tel: Work 905-735-7811

Zone 5

(Chesley*, Durham, Fergus*, Guelph, Harriston, Kincardine*, Listowel, Meaford*, Milverton*, Mitchell*, Orangeville, Owen Sound, Palmerston*, Port Elgin, St. Marys*, Shelburne, Southampton, South Bruce-Grey, Stratford, Tavistock*, Thornbury*, Wiarton*, Wingham, Waterloo Region, OPP Central Greater Toronto Region, OPP Western Region, RCMP)

Jeffrey McLean
Ontario Provincial Police
Dufferin Detachment
506312 Highway 89, Mono, ON, L9V 1H9
Tel: 519-925-3312

Catherine Conoboy
Waterloo Regional Police Service
200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, ON, N3H 4R7
Tel: Work 519-570-9777

Zone 6

(Amherstburg, Aylmer, Chatham-Kent, Clinton*, Essex, Exeter*, Goderich*, LaSalle, Lakeshore Township*, Leamington, Kingsville*, London, Petrolia*, Point Edward*, Sarnia, Seaworth*, St Clair Beach*, St Thomas, Strathroy, Tecumseh, Windsor, Kettle Point, OPP Western Region, RCMP)

Jason Herder
Chatham-Kent Police Service
24 3rd Street, Chatham, ON, N7M 5K5
Tel: Work 519-436-6600

Melanie Kish-Lewis
Windsor Police Service
150 Goyeau Street, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J5
Tel: Work 519-258-6111

Provincial Corrections Coordinator

Tijana Lakovic
Ministry of the Solicitor General, Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1
Tel: Work 905-876-8300

Ontario Provincial Police

Jeffrey Del Guidice
Ontario Provincial Police
Iriquois Falls Detachment
4170 Harold Ave, South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0
Tel: 705-232-4087

Jonathan Bueckert
Ontario Provincial Police
Brant County Detachment
67 Bethel Rd. Paris, Ontario N3L 3E3


Nicole Kamarlingos
“O” Division RCMP 
130 Dufferin Avenue, London, ON, N6A 4K3
Tel: Work 905-953-7564

* Ontario Provincial Police jurisdiction