Command Officers' biographies


Peter Sloly

Deputy Chief

Community Safety Command

Deputy Chief Peter Sloly is in his 25th year with the Toronto Police Service. He is in charge of Community Safety Command (CSC) with 4000 police officers, 200 civilian members and a budget of $451 million. CSC includes the 17 Police Divisions, the Divisional Police Support Unit and the Toronto Police Operations Centre. Peter Sloly's previous Deputy Chief assignment was in charge of Executive Command which 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 has broad and deep policing experience. As a Staff Superintendent, Peter Sloly was in charge of Operational Services 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. 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 as 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 Enforcement Officers. He has also served on the following Boards: Spirit of the People, Black Business & Professional Association's National Scholarship Foundation, Kids Cops & Computers, Covenant House, Herb Carnegie Future Aces Board, Ontario Science Centre, Red Cross Canada, Youth Challenge Fund, Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, West Park Hospital Foundation Board, FYI Youth Anti-Violence Taskforce and the Trust 15 Advisory Panel.

Peter Sloly is committed to continuous education. He 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 Development Program 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 was an adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph-Humber and a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College and Canadian Police College. He is also a member of the Police Executive Research Foundation and the Canadian Police College Advisory Board.

Peter Sloly lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. Before joining the TPS, he was a member of the Canadian National Soccer Team and played professional soccer.

Peter Sloly has 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