THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Services Board announced this afternoon that Sylvie G. Hauth has been appointed Chief of Police. This appointment follows both consultations with the community and an extensive national search.
“The Board took the responsibility of finding a new Chief of Police, very seriously. We looked to the results of our community input to instruct the characteristics and experience we were seeking,” said Jackie Dojack, Chair of the Board. “Chief Designate Hauth, with her extensive policing experience, commitment and understanding of the community and the police service is the best choice for Thunder Bay.”
“I am honoured to lead the women and men of the Thunder Bay Police Service,” said Chief Designate Hauth. “I am a proud member of the Service and I am passionate about my work both within the Service and our community. Over the past 2 years as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief, I have formed strong partnerships and relationships in the community and in the region. I look forward to continuing to work with these valuable partners to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all people who live in or visit Thunder Bay.”
Chief Designate Sylvie Hauth joined the Thunder Bay Police Service in 1993.
In the last 25 years, Hauth has had a steady rise through a number of departments within the Service including Criminal Investigation, Uniform Patrol, Community Services and as the Deputy Chief. She has participated in extensive professional development courses and received the Government of Canada Police Exemplary Service Medal in 2014. Since April 26, 2018, she has been the Acting Police Chief.
In the summer, the Board launched a survey seeking community input into the recruitment of a new police chief. Over 550 people responded and the Board is grateful for the community’s input into the selection process.
Chief Designate Hauth will be sworn in at a community gathering in the afternoon of November 20, 2018.