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Deputy Chief Cecile Hammond

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Portrait of Deputy Cecile Hammond

Deputy Chief Cecile Hammond is a 22-year veteran with York Regional Police, having joined the organization in 1998.

Her past assignments have included the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Crimes against Children Unit, Sexual Assault Unit, Integrated Domestic Violence Unit, Training and Education Bureau and the Real Time Operations Centre. Most recently, she served as superintendent and commander in charge of Corporate Development Services, overseeing the Training and Education Bureau and the Uniform Recruiting and Staff Development Units.  She is an experienced senior leader with extensive administrative and operational knowledge. Deputy Hammond is integrity-focused and dedicated to fostering an environment of respect, diversity and inclusivity. 

Throughout her career, Deputy Hammond has led a number of continuous improvements including the development of a competency-based and merit-focused investigative development program and championed a unique job profile process incorporating a physical and cognitive demands analysis for the members of York Regional Police.  

Deputy Hammond is dedicated to community service and enhancing partnerships with the community. She is the past co-chair of the York Region Centre for Community Safety which ensures a collaborative, single access point to multiple services for adult and child victims who have experienced intimate partner violence.  

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University and is the recipient of the Governor General Exemplary Service 20 year Medal.  She is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and holds a Police Executive Designation with the Ontario Municipal Management Institute.  Cecile has extensive OACP committee involvement including the Police Constable Selection System and the Education, Training and Professional Development Committees.

Deputy Hammond is committed to teamwork and fitness and is actively involved in several sports, including hockey and soccer.