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Deputy Chief Jim MacSween

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A man in a uniform smilesDeputy Chief Jim MacSween began his career with York Regional Police in 1989. He brings a balance of operational, administrative and strategic experience to his current role.

He has previously served in the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Hold-Up Unit and the Community Services Bureau. Deputy Chief MacSween was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2013 and was assigned to the Duty Inspector Bureau in the Town of Aurora. He also served as an Inspector in the Training and Education Bureau. In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and has since served as the officer in charge of #2 and #4 Districts, respectively. Most recently, he served as Superintendent of Operational Command, which includes the 911 Communications Centre and the Real Time Operations Centre.

Deputy Chief MacSween holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Police Foundations Leadership from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. His professional leadership training includes the Police Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management and the Executive Strategic Management program at the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is a recipient of the Governor General's Exemplary Service 20-year medal and will complete his 30th year of policing in October of 2019.  

Active in the community, Deputy Chief MacSween volunteers his time with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics Ontario, including the games organizing committee for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games held in York Region. He is currently on the Board of Directors for St. Johns Ambulance and has previously served as Chair of the Community Services Committee. He is also an annual participant in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. ​