Toronto Police Chief MarK Saunders Retires

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TORONTO: Toronto police chief Mark Saunders retired from the force on July 31st after 38 years of service. He was honoured with a piping out ceremony.

Saunders thank the City of Toronto and members of the police service in a tweet, “Thank you to my Command team and to each of the sworn and civilian members of the Service. You made me proud every day. Thank you Toronto. I was honoured to serve as your Chief of Police for the last 5 years.

Saunders, 57, is the first Black person to become Toronto’s top cop. He told City TV: that the service has diversified substantively since he joined in 1982 – 22 years after its first Black officer was hired by the Toronto force.

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