Chief Jennifer Evans Re-Appointed as Chief of Peel Regional Police
Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans has been re-appointed Chief of Peel Regional Police, the second largest municipal police force in the province after Toronto Police Services.
Today the Police Services Board renewed her contract for two more years, meaning she'll continue in her position until 2019.
Chief Evans, who is the force's sixth police chief, was appointed in September 2012.
"I am excited for the opportunity to continue to lead this great organization. I would like to thank all of our employees and the community for their unwavering support and dedication to our Service. I am very proud to have such a strong team behind me," said Chief Jennifer Evans.
Peel police say Chief Evans is committed to "enhancing productive relationships and building stronger partnerships within our community, while reducing crime and preventing criminals from becoming comfortable in Peel."
Although the Chief has faced some battles with the Police Board, especially over the contentious and controversial practice of carding (known as street checks in Peel), she will continue to serve one of the country's most diverse and fast-growing regions.
"After careful consideration and deliberation, the Board voted to accept Chief Evans' request for a two-year renewal of her employment," said Police Board Chair Amrik Singh Ahluwalia. "This was a decision of the Board, and we look forward to working with Chief Evans for the next two years as we continue to modernize policing in Peel."
Evans said she’ll contine to tackle a host of initiatives going forward.
"During the next two years we will continue to build on our successes and work together to achieve the objectives set in our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Our focus will be on achieving community safety together, a professional, diverse and supportive workplace while providing quality service and fiscal responsibility. I have no doubt we will exceed expectations," said Chief Evans.
In May, Chief Evans expressed her desire to continue serving as Chief of Police.
"I continue to be inspired by the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Peel Regional Police, as well as the community we serve. I remain committed to working with our community, the Peel Police Services Board and all employees of Peel Regional Police," she said.
Peel Regional Police (PRP) is the third largest municipal police service in Canada with 2,015 uniform and 845 civilian members with a policing population of over 1.4 million.