2021 Chief Selection
One of the Board’s most significant responsibilities is to recruit and appoint a Chief of Police. As set in out in section 31(d) of the Police Services Act, the Board has the statutory responsibility to “recruit and appoint the chief of police.”
On July 31, 2020, Chief Mark Saunders retired from the Toronto Police Service (Service). Currently, James Ramer is serving as Chief of Police until a new Chief is appointed.
The Board has commenced a two-part Chief selection process, which will begin with a wide-ranging public consultation, followed by extensive recruiting by an executive search firm with expertise and experience in Chief of Police recruitment.
What We Have Done So Far
- Selection of Environics Research Group Limited to deliver public consultation services
- Selection of Boyden Inc. to deliver executive search services
What's Coming Up Next - Make Your Voice Heard
- Public consultations
- Online survey
We want to hear from you! Virtual public consultations and an online survey on the next Chief selection will be launched shortly. Stay tuned to this page to find out how you can participate.