For Release: March 25, 2024
Originator: Jeff Knoll, Chair, Halton Police Board
Contact: Jessica Warren, Communications Advisor, Halton Police Board
Location: Halton Region


Halton Police Board Appoints Kevin Maher as Deputy Chief of Police.  The Halton Police Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Superintendent Kevin Maher to the role of Deputy Chief of Police for the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).

The Board approved the new Deputy Chief position last month in response to the growing needs of the Service and community, and considered candidates
solely from the HRPS.

Deputy Chief Maher has issued the following statement, “I am deeply honoured to have been selected to assume the role of Deputy Chief. I look forward to working with the Police Board, Chief Tanner, Deputy Chief Wilkie, Deputy Chief Hill, and the dedicated members of the Service to ensure the safety and well-being of the Region of Halton.”

Deputy Chief Maher began his policing career in 1987 as a Cadet with the Toronto Police Service before joining the Halton Regional Police Service in 1990. Over the years, he has served in a number of front-line, specialized investigative unit, and senior executive leadership positions – most recently as the Superintendent in charge of Regional Investigations. As one of the Service’s six Critical Incident Commanders, Deputy Chief Maher is responsible for overseeing high-risk incidents in the Region.

He is committed to responding to local priorities and risks through collaborative strategies in support of HRPS’ Community Safety and Well-Being Framework. As a senior officer for the past nine years, Deputy Chief Maher has focused on people, wellness, and creating an inclusive positive culture for all.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Superintendent Kevin Maher as the new Deputy Chief of Police on behalf of the Halton Police Board. The selection process showcased the exceptional talent within our ranks, underscoring the strength and depth of our team. Superintendent Maher’s appointment reflects our utmost confidence in his abilities as he steps into this pivotal role. We extend our warmest congratulations to him. This appointment not only strengthens our leadership team but also positions us to tackle new challenges and seize opportunities for growth and development. We are excited about the positive impact this will have on our community as we embark on implementing our Strategic Plan for 2024-2027,” the Chair of the Halton Police Board, Jeff Knoll, said.

Chief Tanner issued the following comments, “Deputy Chief Maher brings a great deal of knowledge, experience, and ability to his new role as Deputy Chief with the Halton Regional Police Service. He is a strong and accomplished leader and always puts people first and foremost. I am very pleased that the Police Services Board recognized the tremendous talent within the HRPS and conducted their search for our third Deputy from amongst internal candidates only. All who applied for the position are tremendous leaders and add so much to our Senior Executive Team. I wish Kevin all the best for the years ahead. Deputy Chief Hill and Wilkie and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Jessica Warren
Communications Advisor
[email protected]

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