Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth Nominated to Be Winnipeg's New Top Police Officer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth Nominated to Be Winnipeg's New Top Police Officer

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Veteran Winnipeg officer nominated to be new chief

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WINNIPEG - A veteran Winnipeg police officer has been nominated to become the city's new top cop.

The Winnipeg Police Board is recommending Deputy Chief Danny Smyth replace Devon Clunis, who retired as chief in July.

The board is expected to make Smyth's appointment official at a public meeting Nov. 4.

Smyth has more than 30 years of experience with the Winnipeg police, and currently serves as deputy chief of investigative services.

During his career, Smyth also taught at the University of Winnipeg's criminal justice department.

He says he is humbled and hopes to continue policing the city by focusing more on the root causes of crime.

"I am ready to lead the service where it needs to go," Smyth said Monday.

"We will maintain a balance of community support and engagement -- this will include us being there for urgent calls when we are needed to investigate and solve serious crime, but this will all be done with a background of fiscal restraint. …

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