Toronto Police Board begins consultations on selecting new chief

THE Toronto Police Services Board has launched a series of consultations to determine the qualities the public and Toronto Police Service personnel are looking for in a new chief of police.

The public consultations will be in four Toronto locations.

The Board will also host a public survey through its website (,) from October 16 to 31.

In addition to the four public consultations, the Board also plans to invite the Toronto Police Association, the Senior Officers’ Organization, as well as the business sector, elected officials, youth and police community advisory groups to provide input.

“Selecting a new chief is a serious matter and one that will impact the lives of our membership and our community in a very direct way”, says Board Chair Dr. Alok Mukherjee. “We want to make sure we select the right leader who will work with the Board, the City and the community to ensure that Toronto Police Service continues to enjoy ever higher levels of public trust and support through innovation and transformation.”

Dr. Mukherjee says the Board wants to hear from all the city’s diverse communities. He says the consultations will focus specifically on the competencies the new chief needs to have if he or she is to successfully handle the challenges of leading Canada’s largest municipal police service.

The Board has contracted the services of Diversity Trainers Plus Inc. to identify the competencies that the community considers essential in the new chief. Lead consultant Maureen Brown will conduct the consultations and the final report will be submitted to the Board no later than November 13th.

For further information contact:


• Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committees Room 1 and 2
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• Metro Hall
55 John St. Toronto
Room 309
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Members Lounge
Monday, November 3, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM