Thunder Bay board names Sylvie Hauth as new chief of police

 

The Thunder Bay Police Board has named Sylvie Hauth as the city’s new chief of police.

Hauth has been with the police for 25-years and has been filling in since J.P. Levesque was charged by the Ontario Provincial Police with breach of trust and obstruction of justice.

He was acquitted of those charges and later resigned in April 2018.

Both the board, and the police are currently under investigation for how it deals with Indigenous complaints.

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Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.

2 thoughts on “Thunder Bay board names Sylvie Hauth as new chief of police

  1. Did anyone in the media bother to ask how many applicants there were for the position of Thunder Bay police chief?

    How a police board can choose a police chief when they themselves had to get a third party to decide whether a Police Services Act hearing will be held for three officers involved in the 2015 Stacy Debungee investigation….because according to board secretary John Hannam, with respect to it being under investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, ……. the board “found it could not make a decision on the matter.”
    Yet they have the audacity to choose a police chief….go figure.

    I wonder if the police service covering the unfavourable budget variance of the police board has anything to do with it?
    How long is the contract with the new police chief?

  2. Did anyone in the media bother to ask how many applicants there were for the position of Thunder Bay police chief?

    How a police board can choose a police chief when they themselves had to get a third party to decide whether a Police Services Act hearing will be held for three officers involved in the 2015 Stacy Debungee investigation….because according to board secretary John Hannam, with respect to it being under investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, ……. the board “found it could not make a decision on the matter.”
    Yet they have the audacity to choose a police chief….go figure.

    I wonder if the police service covering the unfavourable budget variance of the police board has anything to do with it?
    How long is the contract with the new police chief?

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