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U of M alumnus named Chief of Police

October 24, 2016 — 

The Winnipeg Police Board’s police chief recruitment committee recommended a University of Manitoba alumnus be appointed as the city’s next Chief of Police.

The recommendation for Deputy Chief Danny Smyth [BA/1983] was announced on Oct. 24.

“Danny Smyth has more than 30 years’ experience with the Winnipeg Police Service, and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Investigative Services. Deputy Chief Smyth has worked in a number of areas, including Uniform Operations and covert investigations in the both the Vice Unit and Surveillance Unit,” said the city in a media release.

Danny Smyth (Image from Winnipeg Police Service).

Danny Smyth (Image from Winnipeg Police Service).

Mayor Brian Bowman released a statement.

“I want to congratulate Deputy Chief Smyth on being recommended as Winnipeg’s new Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is an important role, and the person in it plays a critical leadership role in our community. I look forward to working alongside Deputy Chief Smyth in the future, and would like to wish him all the best as he officially begins his tenure next month,” said Bowman.

The police board received the committee’s recommendation and made the formal appointment at its public meeting on Nov. 4. A public ceremony was held on Nov. 8.

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