MPO Tommy Thompson has been a law enforcement officer for 22 years, serving with both the NYPD and the Fairfax County Police Department. Of these 22 years, 19 were spent proudly serving as a patrol officer at several different commands. In late May of 2020, his hobby of amateur filmmaking and photography lead to an invitation to join the Fairfax County Police Department’s Public Affairs Bureau. In this capacity his creativeness, coupled with his skills in videography, photography, video editing and social media have proved highly useful in communication efforts both within the police department and with the community.
Meaghan Gray, Chief Communications Officer
Toronto Police Association
For 18 years Meaghan Gray served in the Corporate Communications section of the Toronto Police Service where she provided strategic communications advice to four Chiefs of Police and other senior officers in the service. During her time with the TPS, she led the development of the Service’s Social Media strategy, various Media Relations training initiatives, and provided support for many high-profile projects such as Body-Worn Cameras, Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams, the Neighbourhood Community Officer Program, and the Missing & Missed Implementation Team, to name a few. She was also a go-to resource for investigative areas of the Service and provided real-time communications advice assistance on several operational matters including school shootings, serial predators, and large-scale demonstrations.
She currently serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Toronto Police Association where she leads all areas of external and internal communications as well as provides strategic advice to the President and Board of the TPA.