A hearing date is set for a Constable with the Cobourg Police Service (CPS) who has been charged with two counts of discreditable conduct following an investigation into an incident that took place while on secondment at the Ontario Police College (OPC) in June of 2021.
Discreditable Conduct – Racial Comment: On June 23, 2021, the officer, while acting as an instructor at the OPC, is alleged to have used profane, abusive or insulting language related to a person’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability to a police recruit constituting an offence against discipline contrary to section 2 (1) (a) (ii) of the Code of Conduct, O Reg 268/10, as amended.
Discreditable Conduct: On June 23, 2021, the officer, while acting as an instructor at the OPC, is alleged to have acted in a disorderly manner or in a manner prejudicial to discipline or likely to bring discredit upon the reputation of the Cobourg Police Service constituting an offence against discipline contrary to section 2(1)(a)(xi) of the Code of Conduct, O Reg 268/10, as amended.
Constable David Periard is scheduled to appear before a hearing officer beginning November 8, 2023.
Location: Citizen’s Forum at Victoria Hall located at 55 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Cobourg, ON, K9A 2M2
Date: November 8, 9, 10, 2023.
Hearing Officer: Superintendent (retired) Greg Walton
“We hold our members accountable for their actions while on and off duty. Any allegation against one of our members is taken seriously,” said Chief Paul VandeGraaf, Cobourg Police Service. “Our members provide exemplary service to the community; the alleged conduct impacts trust and confidence in the police. We will work to restore community trust. We continue to respect the process and wait for the outcome of the hearing.”