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Deputy Chief Cecile Hammond

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About Deputy Chief Hammond

Deputy Chief Cecile Hammond joined York Regional Police in 1998 and is an experienced senior leader with extensive administrative and operational knowledge.

Currently, Deputy Hammond oversees the Administrative Branch, which includes People, Wellness & Talent, Corporate Development, Infrastructure Services, Financial Services and Business Intelligence & Data Analytics.

Throughout her 27-year career, she has had a diverse range of assignments including the Crimes Against Children, Sexual Assault and the Integrated Domestic Violence Units, the Practical Skills Unit and the Real Time Operations Centre.

Prior to her appointment to Deputy Chief, she was the 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 has been the catalyst for the creation and implementation of numerous programs. She enhanced operational capacities by developing a comprehensive learning delivery model and schedule which met the growing demands for enhanced training and strengthened members’ core competencies. Deputy Hammond launched key training initiatives through an Inclusivity Training Framework, which integrated equality, diversity, ethics, and social inclusion throughout all member training.

Deputy Hammond is dedicated to community service and enhancing partnerships with the community. She sits on the Board of Directors with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel-York and is a member of the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Advisory Committee. She is actively engaged in her role as the Executive Sponsor for Canadian Blood Services.  At the national level, she sits on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee.

Deputy Hammond holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University and Masters Certificate in Leadership from the Schulich School of Business. She is the recipient of the Governor General Exemplary Service 20-year Medal and a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.  Through collaboration and partnerships, she has also made contributions to policing initiatives through her involvement with numerous police associations. Internationally, she is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Nationally, she is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and its Ethics Committee. Provincially she is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

Deputy Hammond is passionate about teamwork, fitness and friendship. She actively involved in several sports, including hockey and soccer.