Biography of Sue O’Sullivan, B.A., O.O.M
Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
Sue O’Sullivan has worked with and advocated for victims of crime since her career in policing began in May, 1981. Throughout her career she has served in a variety of areas such as: Patrol, Criminal Investigative Services and Operations Support. For the past four years, Sue has served as Deputy Chief of Police in the Ottawa Police Service.
Throughout her career, Sue has continually advocated to increase the efficiency of services to victims, recently working with stakeholders from the victim services community representing all three levels of government to develop the “Coordinated Victim Assistance Program.”
Sue is a dynamic member of the community, participating on the Council for Advancement of Big Sisters Big Brothers Ottawa, the Board of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Success by Six and the Children’s Wish Foundation Ottawa Chapter. Sue is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Public Sector Award) and the House of Commons Ottawa-Centre Community Leadership Award. In 2006, her Excellency the Governor General of Canada appointed her an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.Sue holds a B.A. in Law and Sociology with a subtitle in Criminology and Corrections from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Police Leadership Program (OACP and the University of Toronto). Sue is the proud mother of two children, Katie and Jonathan. She is proficient in French as a second language.
Department of Justice Canada
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