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Special Advisory Council to the League for Human Rights Event – with Myron Demkiw

The Special Advisory Council to the League for Human Rightscordially invites you to attend a Fireside Chat with

Myron Demkiw

Chief of Police

Watch here live on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

Myron Demkiw is a 33 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and on December 19, 2022, was appointed as its Chief of Police.

Prior to his appointment, Chief Demkiw served as the Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command; where he oversaw over 1,200 police officers, over 900 civilian members, and managed a budget of $210M.  The Command is comprised of the Service’s various investigative squads, a variety of specialized uniform units and Court Services.

He held the role of Staff Superintendent and in this rank led Detective Services and then Corporate Risk Management, respectively.  Under his leadership were the Service’s high profile investigative units, such as the Homicide Squad, Integrated Guns and Gangs Task Force, and the Hold-Up Squad, and then Professional Standards, Professional Standards Support and the Toronto Police College.

Throughout the course of his career, Chief Demkiw has served as the Unit Commander of Intelligence Services, Officer in Charge of Strategy Management Corporate Projects, Second in Command of 32 Division, Duty Senior Officer, and has fulfilled a number of supervisory roles in various units throughout the organization.

As an integral member of the Police and Community Engagement Review (PACER) Team since its inception in 2012, he provided leadership for the implementation of recommendations including the Service’s Fair and Impartial Policing© program, the Service’s Intercultural Development Program and participation in the PACER Advisory Committee.

Chief Demkiw is a respected leader in the policing community. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Major City Chiefs Association (MCCA).  Nationally he is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Co-Chair of its Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee, a member of its Law Amendments Committee and a member of the National Working Groups for Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence, and Countering Violent Extremism.  He is also serves on the board of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Alumni Association.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, with a Global Professional Master of Laws Degree, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in both Criminology and Political Science.  Chief Demkiw is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s Police Leadership Program.

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Feb 29 2024


7:00 pm