Sylvie G. Hauth has been appointed Chief of Police
Of Thunder Bay, Ontario
THUNDER BAY, ONAIRO - November 1, 2018 (LSN) The Thunder Bay Police Services Board (the Board) announced today that Sylvie G. Hauth has been appointed Chief of Police. This appointment follows both consultation with the community and an extensive national search.
Hauth is flanked by the three City Council appointies Brian McKinnon, Jackie Dojack and Joe Virdiramo
“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.”
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.
“I am honoured to lead the women and men of the Thunder Bay Police Service,” said Chief Designate Hauth Sylvie 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.”
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. Details will follow soon.
A third member is appointed by council from the community and the remaining two members are appointed by the Province of Ontario. The current board chair is Jackie Dojack. The remaining members are councillors Brian McKinnon and Joe Virdiramo and provincial appointees Celina Reitberger and Don Smith.