Sep 06, 2018
Chief Scott Gilbert
Peterborough's new Police Chief

Chief Scott Gilbert
Peterborough Police Service
Chief Scott Gilbert is in his 38th year of policing having served with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) since September of 1980 before joining the Peterborough Police Service as its new Chief of Police on July 1st of this year.
Until recently he had been assigned as the Unit Commander of 52 Division located in downtown Toronto. He has worked in various divisions and units across Toronto including 3 and a half years as a member of the Emergency Task Force (SWAT) dealing with high risk incidents such as armed suspects, hostage takings, and persons in crisis threatening self-harm. He has an extensive background as a criminal investigator with a specialization in sexual assault and child abuse cases.
Prior to his promotion to Superintendent in 2014, he held the rank of Inspector and was assigned to 12 Division in the west end of Toronto as the 2nd In Charge. He also spent two and half years as a Prosecutor assigned to Professional Standards reviewing and prosecuting cases of alleged police misconduct.
In addition to his regular police duties he was a member of the Justice & Mental Health Expert Panel, sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) that is working to identify problems and devise solutions for adults suffering from mental health or addiction issues who come into contact with the justice system. He also participated with similar advisory panels with all the hospital networks in Toronto that were working to improve service delivery to Persons In Crisis.
For the past seven plus years he was the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program Liaison and Project Lead for the Toronto Police Service working to build capacity and improve service delivery to members of the community experiencing a mental health crisis.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and a Police Foundations Leadership with Honours diploma from Humber College. He has also participated in training with the FBI’s Great Lakes Leadership Command College.
Chief Gilbert is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedicated service to the Community.