Sep 15, 2022

By Christine Ross

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Toronto has a new chief of police.

32-year veteran of the Toronto force Myron Demkiw assumes his new role in December. He’s currently the acting deputy chief of the specialized operations command.

TPS noted the difficult timing of the announcement in the wake of the shooting death of Constable Andrew Hong, who was killed in  Mississauga on Monday.

“This is an organization, and, indeed, a city in mourning, and we make this announcement in sombre acknowledgement of this important fact,” the Toronto police board said in a news release.

“However, given that this formal decision has now been made by the board and its clear and direct impact on both the Members of this Service and the members of Toronto’s communities, we make this announcement today to share a matter of significant organizational and public interest.”

Demkiw replaces James Ramer, who has been acting as interim chief since Mark Saunders resigned from the role in July 2020.

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