FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  14 December 2023

Ottawa – Earlier today, the Board received the resignation of Dr. Gail Beck from the Ottawa Police Services Board, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Vice Chair Salim Fakirani has assumed the role of Acting Chair.

The Board wishes to convey its appreciation for the dedication and contributions of Dr. Beck over the last seven months in her role as Chair.

The Board will not be providing any further comment on this matter.

The Ottawa Police Services Board is the civilian body responsible for governing the Ottawa Police Service.  It is responsible for ensuring the provision of adequate and effective police services to City of Ottawa residents.  

For additional information, please contact Krista Ferraro, Executive Director, Ottawa Police Services Board, at 580-2424, ext. 21618; email: