LONDON, ON (December 4, 2017) – Following the announcement of the November 22, 2017, sexual assault charge laid against a 41-year-old London Police Service (LPS) officer, LPS was contacted by a complainant reporting an incident, involving the same officer, which occurred in the Region of Waterloo.
That information was turned over to Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) for investigation.
WRPS charged the officer today with:
- criminal harassment X 2;
- being unlawfully in a dwelling; and
- making harassing phone call.
“I would like to reassure Londoners that the actions of this officer, if proven in court, are not representative of our values or our commitment to supporting women who have been victimized,” Chief John Pare said. “With very rare exceptions, the more than 800 officers and civilians who are part of the LPS are absolutely committed to serving, supporting and protecting the citizens of London.”
Due to the nature of the allegations and to protect the identity of victims, the officer’s name cannot be released. The officer remains suspended with pay. Provisions of the Police Services Act do not allow for the suspension of a member without pay.
“On behalf of the hundreds of LPS employees, I urge Londoners to maintain their trust in the men and women who diligently serve this community,” Chief Pare said.