Command Officers' biographies

Peter Sloly

Deputy Chief

Operational Support Command

Deputy Chief Peter Sloly is in his 27th year with the TPS. He is currently in charge Operational Support Command which includes the Toronto Police College, Professional Standards, Professional Standards Support Unit, Legal Services, Communications Services, Court Services, Parking Enforcement Unit, Fleet & Materials Management, Business Intelligence & Analysis, Records Management Services, Property & Evidence Management, Audit & Quality Assurance and Video Services. Peter Sloly’s previous Deputy Chief assignments included Community Safety Command and Executive Command.

Peter Sloly has been the executive champion for the following corporate projects; the TPS Social Media Strategy, the TPS Mobile App, the “Summer Safety Plan”, the Recruiting & Hiring strategy, the Police and Community Engagement Review and the Integrated Records & Information System project. Peter Sloly led the creation of the following corporate programs; Diversity Management, Community Mobilization, Incident Command Cadre, Emergency Preparedness Committee, Business Excellence Award, Neighborhood Policing Program, FOCUS Rexdale Hub and the Victim/Witness Support Program.

As a Staff Superintendent, Peter Sloly was in charge of the Operational Services Pillar and the Staff Planning & Community Mobilization Pillar. He 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. Peter Sloly also 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 the Canadian Contingent Commander.

Peter Sloly has been a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the TPS Military Veterans Association and the Association of Black Law Enforcers.  He has also been a Board member for Spirit of the People, BBPA National Scholarship Foundation, Kids Cops & Computers, Covenant House, Herb Carnegie Future Aces, Ontario Science Centre, Red Cross Canada, Youth Challenge Fund, Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, West Park Hospital Foundation, FYI Youth Anti-Violence Taskforce, the Trust 15 Board and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Peter Sloly has a Criminal Justice Certificate from the University of Virginia, Incident Command System Certification from the Justice Institute of BC, a B.A. 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, the Major City Chief’s Police Executive leadership Initiative and the University of Toronto Rotman Police Executive Leadership Program. Peter Sloly has authored articles on community mobilization, crime prevention, emergency management, neighborhood policing and social media. He was an adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph-Humber and a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College and Canadian Police College. Peter Sloly has also been a member of the Major City Chief HR Committee, Police Executive Research Foundation and the Canadian Police College Advisory Board.

Peter Sloly received the following medals and awards: 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, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Planet Africa Diversity Award, Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame “Brian Budd” Award, Ontario Volunteer Sector Service Award, Connected Cops Social Media “Top Cop” Award, Rotary Club Community Service Award and the NEPMCC Human Rights, Equality & Social Justice Award.

Peter Sloly lives in Toronto with his wife and children. Prior to his policing career, he was a member of the Canadian National Soccer Team and played professional soccer. He enjoys reading, physical fitness, travel and spending quality time with his family and friends.