Samuel J. Dickson

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Samuel J. Dickson
Chief Constable of the
Toronto Police Department
In office
Preceded by H. J. Grasett
Succeeded by Dennis Draper
Personal details
Born 1867
Died 1964 (aged 97)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian

Samuel J. Dickson (1867–1964) was chief of the Toronto Police Department from 1920 to 1928. Dickson was born in Ireland in 1867. His family moved to Canada during his early life. During the 1890s, Dickson enrolled in the Toronto Police Department. Thirty years after joining the Toronto Police Department, he was promoted to chief constable and became the 10th chief of police in 1920 until 1928, when he retired.[1]


  1. ^ "Dickson, Samuel J., ca. 1867-1964". Toronto Archives. City of Toronto. Retrieved 11 August 2014.