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Jeffrey McGuire, M.O.M

Chief of Police  - Retired July 15, 2017


On June 18th 2012 Jeffrey McGuire was sworn in as the eighth Chief of Police of the Niagara Regional Police Service since its inception in 1971. The Niagara Regional Police Service employs over 700 sworn police officers and 320 civilian members.

Prior to assuming this role, Chief McGuire served as a member of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) for 35 years having joined as a cadet in 1977. Chief McGuire reached the rank of Acting Deputy Chief of Police of the TPS and was responsible for the command of nineteen specialty units staffed by 2,300 employees with a $232 million budget. Throughout his career with the TPS, Chief McGuire served in many areas of the Service including Traffic Services, Divisional Policing, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), Homicide Squad, Operational Services, Area Field Command, Detective Services and finally Specialized Operations Command.

Chief McGuire has served on a number of policing committees across the country including:

 .Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Emergency Preparedness Committee

 .Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) -Emergency Preparedness Committee

 .OACP Corporate Security Liaison Committee

 .TPS LGBT Community Consultative Committee

Chief McGuire was a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto for five years and immediately upon assuming his role as Chief he joined the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines and Thorold.

Chief McGuire was inducted as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2011 in recognition of his exceptional service and contributions to policing and community development. In acknowledgement of this award the post-nominal initials M.O.M. are now placed after Chief McGuire's name. Chief McGuire is also the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and thirty year Bar as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Chief McGuire holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph. Chief McGuire is a strong supporter of continuing education and is also a graduate of the following programs:

  • Law Enforcement Administration, University of Toronto
  • Canadian Security Studies Program, Canadian Forces College
  • Senior Management Institute in Policing Program of the Police Executive Research Forum, Boston
  • Police Leadership Executive Program, University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management
  • The FBI National Academy, Quantico Virginia
  • Leadership in Counter-Terrorism
  • Honourary Diploma in Policing & Security, Niagara College

Chief McGuire is currently the President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and he is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • The FBI National Academy Associates
  • Police Executive Research Forum

Chief McGuire has devoted his entire adult life to the profession of Policing and is incredibly proud to have this opportunity to lead the men and women, both civilian and sworn, as the Chief of the Niagara Regional Police Service.  

Chief McGuire retired from the Niagara Regional Police Service on July 15, 2017.