In Surprise Announcement, Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans to Retire


Published October 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm


In an announcement that came fairly unexpectedly, Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans has stated that she will be retiring from her position.

The announcement came on Friday, October 12, coinciding with the opening of the new Peel Regional Police Headquarters and Museum, located at 7150 Mississauga Road in Mississauga.

Police have confirmed that Evans will be stepping down, with her last day slated to be January 11, 2019.

Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey have issued statements on Twitter, thanking Evans for her work on the force.

Evans began working with Peel Police in 1983, and was appointed Chief of Police on October 12, 2012.

Her long career has not been without a few controversies, including her stance on carding (also known as street checks), and her involvement in the aftermath of a shooting that lead to a lawsuit being filed against her in late 2016.

While police have not issued an official statement on Evans’ retirement at this time, more information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Photo courtesy of Peel Regional Police

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