On June 18, 2012, Jeffrey McGuire was appointed the eighth Chief of Police in the history of the Niagara Regional Police Service.
Chief McGuire served as Acting Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service, overseeing the operations of 19 specialized units with over 2,300 employees and a $232 million budget. He
was a member of the Toronto Police Service for 35 years having joined as a cadet in 1977. During his policing career, he has been assigned to various positions and ranks in Traffic Services, Divisional Policing, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the Homicide Squad, and also held the Unit Commander position at both the Homicide Squad and 51 Division. He has held a variety of senior management positions including Staff Superintendent in-charge of Operational Services, Area Field Command and Detective Services.
He has served as Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Emergency Preparedness Committee,
the Toronto Police Service LGBT Community Consultative Committee, and the Business Plan and Service Priorities Working Group. He is also a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Corporate Security Liaison Committee, was the Project Lead on the CCTV Public Space Cameras Pilot Project and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
St. Catharines and Thorold.
In 2011, he was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada.
Chief McGuire has also been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal and Bar by the Governor General of
Canada, and in 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In addition to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of
Guelph, Chief McGuire has completed Law Enforcement Administration at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Security Studies Program at the Canadian Forces College, the Senior Management Institute in Policing Program of the Police Executive Research Forum in Boston, the Police Leadership Executive Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, where he was elected class valedictorian, and is a graduate from the FBI National Academy where he was also elected class valedictorian.
Chief McGuire recently completed Leadership in Counter-Terrorism, an international training and development course for leaders in policing matters relating to international and domestic terrorism.
He currently serves as 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 and the Police Executive Research Forum, and he holds the designation of Certified Municipal Manager