In 2005, Keith L. Forde became the first visible minority Deputy Chief of Police in the history of the Toronto Police Service. He is responsible for the TPS Human Resources Command and oversees: hiring and promotion; training and education and community mobilization. The Human Resources Command has an annual budget of more than 37 million dollars.
Prior to this appointment as Deputy Chief, he was the Superintendent in charge of the Toronto Police Service Training & Education Unit. There, he introduced many innovative changes. He established a Human Relations Section with the mandate to design and deliver courses in "professionalism in Policing" which focuses on ethics, diversity and customer service. He also ensured that ethics and diversity training was interwoven through every aspect of the curriculum.
He has been active in law enforcement for rover 34 years. He brings to his position as Deputy Chief considerable experience and knowledge of both police operations and organizational management. He has held diverse management positions including: Duty Operations, Unit Commander of Divisions 52 and 11, Prosecution Services, Complaints Review and Community Policing Support. …