Command Officers' biographies
Divisional Policing Command
Deputy Chief Peter Sloly is in his 25th year with the Toronto Police Service. Prior to his policing career he played professional soccer and was a member of the Canadian National Soccer Team. He has a Criminal Justice Education Certificate from the University of Virginia, Incident Command System Certification from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University's Schulich School of Business. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the University of Toronto Rotman Police Executive Leadership Program.
Peter Sloly has authored articles for several police and justice magazines on community mobilization, crime prevention, emergency management and social media. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph-Humber. He is member of the Police Executive Research Foundation, the Canadian Police College Advisory Board and a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College.
Peter Sloly is presently in charge of Divisional Policing Command (DPC) which has 4084 police officers, 221 civilian members and a budget of $447 million. DPC includes the 17 Police Divisions and the Divisional Police Support Unit (with the TAVIS Rapid Response & Community Mobilizations functions).
Peter Sloly's previous assignment was in charge of Executive Command, which had over 400 civilian and uniform staff along with an operating budget of over $31 million and included the following units; Professional Standards Investigative Unit, Professional Standard Risk Management Unit, Legal Services, Corporate Communications, Corporate Planning, Records Management, Property & Evidence Management Unit, Audit & Quality Assurance and the Video Services Unit.
Peter Sloly was in charge of Operational Services with 1890 staff and an operating budget of $162 million which included the following units: Emergency Task Force, Traffic Services, Marine Unit, Mounted & Police Dog Services, Communication Services, Court Services, Parking Enforcement Unit, Public Safety & Emergency Management, Central Paid Duty Office and the Special Constables Program. Peter Sloly also oversaw Staff Planning & Community Mobilization which included the following units: Employment, Training & Education, Staff Planning, Diversity Management and Community Mobilization.
Peter Sloly was the Unit Commander of 55 Division, 53 Division and Corporate Communications and held senior manager positions at 31 Division, 52 Division and Duty Operations. He has worked in Community Response, Major Crime, Youth Bureau and Public Order. In 2001-2002, He participated in the following international policing programs; Pearls in Policing, Lithuania Development Mission and the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo where he was a Command Staff Officer and Canadian Contingent Commander.
Peter Sloly is a member of the Ontario Association of Chief's of Police, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Police Executive Research Forum, the TPS Military Veterans Association and the Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers. He has also served on the following Boards; Spirit of the People, Black Business & Professional Association's National Scholarship Foundation, Merry Go Round - Kids Cops & Computers, Covenant House, Herb Carnegie Future Aces Board, Ontario Science Centre, Youth Challenge Fund, Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance and the TDSB Elkhorn Public School Parent's Council.
Peter Sloly has received the following awards/medals:
-Member of the Order of Merit - Police Forces
-African Canadian Achievement Award
-United Nations & Canadian Peacekeeping Medals
-Harry Jerome Award
-Police Exemplary Service Medal
-Bob Marley Day Award
-Soccer Hall of Fame "Brian Budd" Award
-Ontario Volunteer Sector Service Award
-Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal
-Planet Africa "Changing Lives" Diversity Award