Jack Marks (police officer)
|Chief of the Metropolitan Toronto Police|
|Preceded by||Jack Ackroyd|
|Succeeded by||William J. McCormack|
February 11, 1927|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
February 27, 2007 (aged 80)|
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Jack Marks (February 11, 1927 – February 27, 2007) was a Canadian police officer.
Marks was born in Toronto and became a Toronto police officer in 1951 after military service (Royal Canadian Artillery) and a career as an electrician. Marks was working a night shift on December 31, 1956, when police forces across the city united to become one. He rose through the ranks and was Deputy Chief of Field Operations before becoming Chief of Police. He served as chief of the Metro Toronto Police from 1984 to 1989 succeeding Jack Ackroyd. Marks was at police headquarters again on January 1, 2007, despite his illness, for the force's 50th anniversary.
Marks helped mould the force's commitment to building community and fostering diversity.
- Toronto Police - Biography of Jack Marks
- The Toronto Star, Mar 04, 2007 04:30 AM : 'He made Toronto a safer city' - Tributes pour in at sombre farewell for former police chief Jack Marks
- The Toronto Star, Feb 28, 2007 04:30 AM, Jack Marks, 80: Ex-chief - Old-school cop credited with modernizing force
- City News, Wednesday, February 28, 2007: Colleagues Pay Tribute To Fallen Former Police Chief Jack Marks
- City News, Saturday March 3, 2007: Hundreds Attend Funeral For Former Toronto Police Chief Jack Marks
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