Myron Demkiw has been appointed as Toronto’s new chief of police

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Myron Demkiw, a 32-year veteran of the force, will reportedly serve as the city’s next police chief, Toronto Police Board announced Sep 15.

He is currently TPS’ Acting Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command.

Police Chief James Ramer,  whose contract runs until the end of this year, will continue to lead Toronto police, until Demkiw begins his new role.

 Since the resignation of former police chief Mark Saunders, Ramer has served as Toronto’s police chief in August 2020. He also held the role of Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command prior to becoming chief.

The long-time Toronto police officer posted a tweet in support of Demkiw’s appointment.

In a release, the TPS Board called Chief Designate Demkiw a “national police leader, who has dedicated his career to enhancing public safety in partnership with Toronto’s diverse communities…Board Chair Jim Hart said Demkiw “meets the call put out by Torontonians…community-centred…confident that Chief Designate Demkiw…and continue to ensure the Toronto Police Service and its Members remain international leaders in policing and community safety,” Hart said.

Demkiw was chosen following a two-part selection process that included a public consultation that “guided the Board in identifying the competencies, skills, and attributes in selecting the next Chief of Police.” 

The civilian body for the first time ever also included individuals who are not members or staff in the search advisory committee.

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