Myron Demkiw Chief Designate
Myron Demkiw is a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and presently acting in the role of Chief Designate, assuming command of the Service on December 19, 2022.
In his latest role as Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command, he oversaw over 1,200 police officers, over 900 civilian members, and managed a budget of $240M. The Command is comprised of the Service’s various investigative squads, a variety of specialized uniform units and Court Services.
Prior to this assignment, as a Staff Superintendent, he was responsible for two different pillars of the organization. Most recently, he was in charge of Corporate Risk Management, which includes Professional Standards, Professional Standards Support and the Toronto Police College; prior to this he oversaw Detective Services, which includes the Service’s high profile investigative units, such as the Homicide Squad, Integrated Guns and Gangs Task Force, and the Hold-Up Squad.
Throughout the course of his career, A/Deputy Chief Demkiw has served as the Unit Commander of Intelligence Services and the Officer in Charge of Strategy Management Corporate Projects, the Second in Command of 32 Division, Duty Senior Officer, and has fulfilled a number of supervisory roles in various units throughout the organization. He has also participated in several Service-wide initiatives.
An integral member of the Police and Community Engagement Review (PACER) Team since its inception in 2012, he provided leadership for the implementation of recommendations including the Service’s Fair and Impartial Policing© program, the Service’s Intercultural Development Program and participation in the PACER Advisory Committee.
He is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and sits on its Law Amendments Committee and is the co-chair of the Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee. In addition, he is a member of the CACP National Working Groups of Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence, and Countering Violent Extremism.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, he attended the Faculty of Law and completed the Global Professional Master of Laws program, and also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in both Criminology and Political Science. A/Deputy Chief Demkiw is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s Police Leadership Program.Phone: 416-808-8000