Charles Bordeleau has been chief of the Ottawa police since March 2012.

The Ottawa Police Services Board has extended the contract of Chief Charles Bordeleau until May 2019. 

Bordeleau became the Ottawa police chief in March 2012.

"My focus will remain on supporting members and ensuring they have the tools to do their job," Bordeleau is quoted saying in a news release.

"Our service will continue to focus on strengthening community safety — enforcing the law and preventing crime and victimization. We are also committed to keeping a strong focus on transforming and adapting the organization to meet the operational and business challenges it will face in the coming years."

Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, chair of the seven-member civilian board, said in a news release that Bordeleau provides strong leadership along with Deputy Chief Ed Keeley and Deputy Chief Jill Skinner, whose contracts run until July 2017 and June 2018, respectively. 

"Each of them has our confidence," El-Chantiry is quoted saying.