Release of High-Risk Offender – Daniel Christopher LEONARD
In the interest of public safety, the Calgary Police Service is issuing the following public information and warning in regards to the release of a high-risk offender.
Daniel Christopher LEONARD, 45, is being released to the Calgary community, today, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, after serving a 28-month sentence for sexual assault.
LEONARD has multiple convictions for sexual assault, indecent acts and failing to comply with probation that have resulted in custodial sentences. The majority of his crimes have occurred in Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary, and targeted women that were unknown to him.
LEONARD will be closely monitored by the Calgary Police Service High Risk Offender Program.
He is described as 5’11” tall, 195 pounds, with brown eyes and is bald. A photo of LEONARD is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The Calgary Police Service is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation and consideration of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform the members of the community of the release of LEONARD.
Members of the public are advised that the intent of the process is to enable members of the public to take suitable precautionary measures and not to embark on any form of vigilante action.
NOTE: This information is released under the authority of section 32 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, S.A. 1994 c.F - 18.5.
About the CPS High-Risk Offender Program
The Calgary Police Service High-Risk Offender Program (HROP) monitors offenders who have been released by the courts to the Calgary community and who have been determined to have a high-risk to reoffend in a violent or sexual manner. With our law enforcement partners, officers in HROP assess an offender’s risk factors and use a number of tactics to ensure they are abiding by court-imposed conditions to manage their risk to the community. Court-imposed conditions can include the use of electronic monitoring, prohibitions on weapons, drugs and alcohol, mandated counselling and treatment, curfews and other relevant restrictions.