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Deputy Chief Paulo Da Silva

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Deputy Chief Paulo Da Silva is going into his 27th year of policing, including 23 with York Regional Police, having joined in 1997 from the Ontario Provincial Police. He comes to the position as an experienced senior leader, with extensive administrative and operational experience. He has a proven track record of leveraging innovation and technology in delivering effective and efficient policing services.

His past assignments have included the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Community Oriented Response, Cyber Crimes, Business Continuity, Operational Command and Infrastructure Services. Most recently, he served as superintendent in charge of Infrastructure Services, where he oversaw Capital Projects and Facilities, Information Technology, Information Governance, Property and Evidence and Logistical Support.

Throughout his career, Deputy Da Silva he has led a number of continuous improvement and innovative police initiatives, including the P25 Voice Radio System, Connected Officer Program, 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) and Chair of the Be A Hero Campaign which raises funds for pediatric oncology at Southlake Regional Health Care. 

Superintendent 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. Superintendent DaSilva 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).