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Deputy Chief Paulo Da Silva

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About Deputy Chief Da Silva

Deputy Chief Paulo Da Silva is going into his 29th year of policing, where he has worked in all aspects of Operations and Administration. He oversees the Administrative Branch of the organization, which includes Business Intelligence and Analytics, Financial Services, Corporate Development, Infrastructure Services and People, Wellness and Talent.  He has a proven track record of leveraging innovation and technology in delivering effective and efficient policing services.

Throughout his career, Deputy Da Silva he has led a number of continuous improvement and innovative police initiatives, including the transformation of People, Wellness and Talent, leveraging evidence-based policing practices through the use of data, the P25 Voice Radio System, the Connected Officer Program, the Digital Evidence Management Initiative and the Strategic Technology Framework for York Regional Police.

Deputy Da Silva is actively engaged and dedicated to community service, partnerships and volunteerism. He is past president of the Board of Directors for the Richmond Hill Welcome Centre (Catholic Community Services of York Region), sits as co-chair for United Way York Region and is Chair of the Be A Hero Campaign, which raises funds for pediatric oncology at Southlake Regional Health Care.

Deputy Da Silva is the recipient of the Governor General Exemplary Service 20-year medal, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico and the University of Toronto Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Police Leadership Program. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Deputy Da Silva is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and FBI National Academy Associates New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter (FBINAA).