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Deputy Chief, Scott Tod
Deputy Chief of Police, North Bay Police Service

W.S. (Scott) Tod was appointed OPP deputy commissioner, investigations and organized crime, in November 2010. In this role, he oversees specialized law enforcement services and criminal investigations including organized crime, intelligence, behavioural sciences, anti-terrorism, electronic crime and drug enforcement for the largest deployed police service in Ontario.

Since he joined the OPP in 1982, Deputy Commissioner Tod has served in a variety of leadership capacities. He was unit commander with in-service training, where he provided training for the OPP and First Nations police, detachment commander in Temagami and regional commander for the north east region. He also served as an investigator in the OPP anti-rackets branch before becoming deputy director and officer-in-charge of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre in North Bay.

In 2006, the commissioner of the Competition Bureau of Canada presented him with the Award of Excellence for his work in mass marketing fraud and for developing a national mass marketing fraud working group.

Deputy Commissioner Tod served as a major case manager in the OPP criminal investigations branch for five years and he was designated as a multi-jurisdictional major case investigator by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

He also has represented the OPP on provincial, national and international committees with other law enforcement and government agencies working together on policing issues that include counter terrorism, organized crime, as well as intelligence and electronic crime.

The current co-chair for the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime Committee, Deputy Commissioner Tod is also the co-chair for the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police's Counter Terrorism National Security Committee as well as its e-Crime Committee. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.

Deputy Commissioner Tod is a graduate of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Programme and received his Diploma from the Canadian Forces College Canadian Security Studies Programme. He is a former officer of the Canadian Forces, Maritime Command. In 2008, he attended the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.

From 2010 to 2013, Deputy Commissioner Tod was a member of the Nipissing University Board of Governors. An Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, he is also the recipient of the Police Officer Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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