There’s a new Deputy Chief of Halton police for Oakville, Burlington, Milton


Published March 25, 2024 at 4:50 pm

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Halton police has a new deputy chief.

The Halton Police Board announced today the appointment of Superintendent Kevin Maher to the role of Deputy Chief of Police for the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).

The Board approved the new deputy chief position last month in response to the growing needs of the organization and community, and considered candidates solely from the HRPS.

“I am deeply honoured to have been selected to assume the role of deputy chief,” said Maher.

“I look forward to working with the Police Board, Chief Tanner, Deputy Chief Wilkie, Deputy Chief Hill, and the dedicated members of the Service to ensure the safety and well-being of the Region of Halton.”

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Deputy Chief Kevin Maher

Maher began his policing career in 1987 as a cadet with the Toronto Police Service before joining the Halton Regional Police Service in 1990.

Over the years, he has served in a number of front-line, specialized investigative unit, and senior executive leadership positions, most recently as the superintendent in charge of regional investigations.

As one of the Service’s six critical incident commanders, Maher is responsible for overseeing high-risk incidents in the Region.

The Board said he is committed to responding to local priorities and risks through collaborative strategies in support of HRPS’ Community Safety and Well-Being Framework. As a senior officer for the past nine years, Maher has focused on people, wellness, and creating an inclusive positive culture for all.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Superintendent Kevin Maher as the new Deputy Chief of Police on behalf of the Halton Police Board,” said Board Chair Jeff Knoll.

“The selection process showcased the exceptional talent within our ranks, underscoring the strength and depth of our team. Maher’s appointment reflects our utmost confidence in his abilities as he steps into this pivotal role.”

Chief Stephen Tanner also welcomed Maher to the team.

“Deputy Chief Maher brings a great deal of knowledge, experience, and ability to his new role as Deputy Chief with the Halton Regional Police Service. He is a strong and accomplished leader and always puts people first and foremost.”

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