Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly is retiring from the Toronto Police Service.
He is expected to announce his retirement from the force this afternoon.
Sloly was a top contender to replace former police chief Bill Blair last year but the Toronto Police services board went with Mark Saunders.
No reason has been given for his departure.
Sloly made headlines last month after criticizing the current state of police operations and its billion-dollar budget.
He said there were efficiencies that could be made and he also slammed the new “carding” policy saying many members of the community no longer trust the police.
Sloly has been with the Toronto Police Service for 27 years.
The full release from the Toronto Police services board can be read below:
The Toronto Police Services Board is announcing the resignation of Deputy Chief Peter Sloly from the Toronto Police Service, effective February 10, 2016, following 27 years of distinguished service to the City of Toronto and its residents. Deputy Chief Sloly has elected to move on to explore new career opportunities.
Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle stated that “Peter Sloly leaves the Service as a highly respected leader, who has been recognized for his excellence within the broader international policing community and celebrated by the public for his dedication to community policing. The Board would like to convey its thanks to Deputy Chief Sloly for his outstanding leadership and dedication over the course of his distinguished career.”
Deputy Chief Sloly, in thanking the Board for its support, stated that he will look back on his career with the Toronto Police Service with pride and satisfaction, while at the same time anticipating with enthusiasm the new opportunities that lie before him.