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Jim Smyth

Jim Smyth

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Jim served as a member of York Regional Police for eight years, serving in Uniform, Plain Clothes, CIB and the Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit.

He joined Ontario Provincial Police in 1997 and served in the Crime Unit of Barrie Detachment prior to being promoted to Detective Sergeant in the Criminal Profiling Unit of the OPP Behavioral Sciences Section in October 2000.  In September 2003, Jim completed the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship Understudy Program, resulting in certification as a criminal profiler.  In 2006, Jim completed the Canadian Police College Polygraph Examiner’s course resulting in his certification as a forensic polygraph examiner and forensic interviewer. 

In January 2012, Jim was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Branch as a Major Case Manager Detective Inspector for homicide and other violent crime investigations throughout Ontario. In April 2015, Jim moved to the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau where he continued to work as a Major Case Manager. In September 2016, Jim was transferred to the Office of the Commissioner as Executive Officer to Commissioner Hawkes. 

In April 2017, Jim was promoted to Superintendent and assigned as Director of Operations for the OPP’s Central Region, overseeing approximately one thousand uniform, crime unit, traffic and marine, and emergency response team personnel.