New Deputy Chief of Police Sylvie Hauth Announced

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THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Police Services Board have announced that the selection of the new Deputy Chief of Police has successfully concluded with the appointment of Inspector Sylvie Hauth. Police Services Board Chair – Jackie Dojack, is extremely pleased with the process. “The Board’s goal was to find the right candidate who possessed the best skills, experience and vision for the Service. After very careful consideration, I am pleased to say that we have selected an excellent person who can work with Chief Levesque and our Board to lead the Thunder Bay Police Service into the future.

Board Chair Dojack sees this appointment as a milestone for the Thunder Bay Police Service. “Sylvie is the first female Deputy in the history of the Thunder Bay Police Service. She will be drawing on her strengths and experience as we move forward to serve and protect our community.”

Inspector Hauth’s appointment comes after a four month search by the Police Services Board following the announcement of the retirement of Deputy Chief Andrew Hay earlier this year. Deputy Hay’s last day will be Dec. 31, 2016.

Thunder Bay Police Service Inspector Sylvie Hauth will assume her new role as Deputy Chief on Jan. 1, 2017.

Deputy (Designate) Sylvie Hauth’s Bio:

  • Member of the Thunder Bay Police Service since June 1993
  • Promoted to the Rank of Inspector in Aug. 2009
  • Worked various positions within the organization
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa and B.A. in Law & Justice from Laurentian University
  • Certified Municipal Manager III with an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P.),  Police Executive Endorsement
  • Attended Rotman School of Management, Police Leadership Program in 2012
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Community Services Branch Commander since 2011
  • Member of the Thunder Bay Police Services’ Senior Officers Association Executive
  • A.C.P. Training Committee member since 2013
  • Active community member, having served on a number of board of directors and various committees
  • Government of Canada – Police Exemplary Service Medal in 2014
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