Peter Sloly

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Peter Sloly
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Personal information
Full name Peter John M. Sloly
Date of birth (1966-08-05) 5 August 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Playing position Defender
Youth career
McMaster University
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Canada U20 18 (0)
1985 Canada 1 (0)

Peter John M. Sloly, OOM (born 5 August 1966) is a former Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service (Divisional Policing Command and Operational Support Command 2009-2016) and was a member of the Toronto Police for 27 years.[1] He is also a former soccer player who earned 1 cap for the Canadian national side in 1985. He attended McMaster University, and after retiring as a player became a police officer eventually rising to the position of deputy chief on 22 September 2009. In 2015, he was considered a serious candidate to succeed Bill Blair as Chief of Police but was passed over in favour of Mark Saunders.[2][3]

In January 2016, Sloly gave a speech criticizing the size of the police budget as excessive, in which he said: “Until policing stops being focused and driven on that reactive enforcement model, it will continue to be exponentially costly.” His comments were criticized by the Toronto Police Association and were viewed as a criticism of Chief Saunders.[4] On February 10, 2016 it was announced that Sloly had resigned as deputy chief and that he had approached the Police Services Board several months prior with a request that he be released from his contract, which was to have ended in December 2017.[1][5]


Sloly has a Criminal Justice Certificate from the University of Virginia, Incident Command System Certification from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, a B.A. in Sociology from McMaster University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University's Schulich School of Business. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Major City Chief's Police Executive Development Program and the University of Toronto's Rotman Police Executive Leadership Program.[6]

Early life[edit]

Sloly was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Scarborough at the age of ten.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Sloly lives in Toronto with his wife and two children; his daughter (born c. 2007 (age 9–10)) and son (born c. 2014 (age 2–3)).[6][7]

On April 28, 2016 Sloly was hired by Deloitte Canada to serve as a consultant handling risk and forensic practices projects.[8]


In 2011 he was the recipient of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame's Brian Budd Award.[9]



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