Deputy Chief Hill will join Chief Stephen Tanner and Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie in working with the community to ensure that Halton remains the safest large community in Canada.
“The Police Board is confident that Deputy Chief Jeff Hill will enable us to continue to deliver and raise the standard of community and staff safety and wellbeing to which we are dedicated.” - Rob Burton, Mayor of Oakville and Chair of the Halton Police Services Board.
Jeff was chosen from a talented pool of police leaders after an extensive internal search for an individual who would fulfill the mission and vision of the Halton Police Services Board in supporting the Chief, the Police Service, and the Halton community. Throughout his policing career, Jeff has shown exemplary leadership abilities, broad experience within the Service, as well as an ability to connect meaningfully with community partners. These qualities will make him a most effective Deputy Chief and will strengthen the HRPS’s leadership bench.
In his role as Acting Deputy Chief of Regional Operations, Jeff oversaw approximately 500 Police Service members in the areas of Regional Investigative Services, Corporate Services, Human Resources, and Training Emergency Services, Court Services, and Communications.
As Superintendent, Regional Investigative Services, Jeff was responsible for developing and overseeing investigative processes and an operating budget of over $21 million. Through community collaboration, Jeff led important initiatives including a complete review of how the Service responds to survivors of domestic violence, resulting in significant improvements to the Victims Service Unit.
Jeff holds a B.A. in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph - Humber and will complete the Police Leadership Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management this month. He is currently a member of several HRPS committees including the Sexual Assault Advisory Committee and OACP Organized Crime Committee. Within the Halton community, Jeff has been actively involved with Halton Women’s Place, Food4Kids, and Savis (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services).
“As chief of Police I am pleased to announce that Superintendent Jeff Hill will become our next Deputy Chief of Police. Jeff will join Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie and I on the executive management team. Deputy Chief Hill brings to the position a great deal of experience from across our police service, including a considerable amount of time as the Commander of Human Resources and most recently as the commander of our Regional Investigative Services which oversees Homicide, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Intelligence, Drugs and Morality, Human Trafficking, Forensic Identification Services, and Regional Frauds.
I continue to be greatly impressed with the high quality of senior leaders that we have within and throughout the HRPS. This was an internal selection process which involved other highly qualified candidates from within the Halton Regional Police Service who have made this service what it is today and will continue to lead us into the future.” - Chief Stephen Tanner, Halton Regional Police Services.