Chris Lewis was the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police before retiring in 2014 to start his consulting firm, Lighthouse Leadership Services.
Commissioner Lewis is also a special correspondent to Bell Media covering issues relating to policing.
He was very candid in this interview discussing his feeling on Street Checks (Carding) and that when he was the boss, he had no problem telling his boss the Premiere Of Ontario (respectfully) exactly what he thought.
Lewis’ leadership experience is wide and varied, including tenures as Deputy Commissioner of OPP Field Operations; Commander of the Investigations Bureau; the Information Technologies Bureau; and the Emergency Management Bureau; as well as the Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario at the then Ontario Ministry of Solicitor General. He was Regional Commander of the OPP’s East Region; served as Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch; and worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to establish and lead the Cornwall Regional Task Force.