New deputy chief of Halton police sworn at Burlington ceremony


Published April 26, 2024 at 11:00 am

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Halton police has a new deputy police chief.

Kevin Maher was sworn in at a ceremony at the Atrium Banquet and Conference Centre in Burlington on yesterday, Thursday, April 25.

Maher joins Chief Stephen Tanner, Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie and Deputy Chief Jeff Hill in leadership of the more than 1,100 strong police service that serves Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

“Together, they will support the Service’s new mission of One Team – People First,” said a spokesperson in a news release.

Maher brings with him 37 years of policing experience to his new role, 34 of which have been with the HRPS. Over the years, he has served in a number of front-line and specialized investigative units.

For the last nine years, he has been a member of the Service’s senior executive leadership team – most recently as the superintendent in charge of Regional Investigations and as one of the Service’s six Critical Incident Commanders.

In the newly created third Deputy position, Maher is responsible for specialized support units, including:

  • Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Emergency Services Unit
  • Training and Recruiting
  • Human Resources

The formal swearing-in ceremony was attended by the Halton Police Board, MPs, MPPs, community leaders, faith leaders, local and regional councillors, HRPS Senior Commanders, and a number of uniformed and civilian members of the Service.

Deputy Chief Kevin Maher

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