Wednesday, November 9, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Executive Leadership Announcement
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Superintendent Jeff Szyszkowski as Deputy Chief of Investigative Services.


Deputy Chief Szyszkowski joined the Winnipeg Police Service in 1994, having worked for another Civic department since 1987 and completing his post-secondary education.

Throughout his tenure, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski has worked in a variety of ranks throughout the Service including Uniform Operations, Community Support, Domestic Violence Unit, Crowd Control Unit, Training Unit, Tactical Support Team, Human Resources, Professional Standards Unit and Criminal Investigations.

In 2012, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit for a two year term where he was responsible for managing complaints against members of the Service.

In 2014, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski assumed the role of Commander of the Major Crimes Division in Criminal Investigations Bureau. Here he oversaw the management of the Homicide Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Commercial Crime, Project Devote, Stolen Auto Unit and Pawn Unit.

In October 2015, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski was appointed to the rank of Superintendent and was assigned to the Investigative Services Branch which includes Homicide and Major Crimes, Organized Crime, Street Crime, Specialized Investigations, Forensics, Intelligence and the Professional Standards Unit.

Deputy Chief Szyszkowski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Winnipeg. He is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and a Winnipeg Police Service commendation.

Deputy Chief Szyszkowski is a member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as the Service's Executive Sponsor for the Winnipeg Foundations Growing Active Kids committee. Prior to his appointment to Deputy Chief, he was also the Vice President of the Winnipeg Police Senior Officers' Association.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Szyszkowski. I look forward to working with you in this role as part of the new Executive Management Team.

Danny Smyth
Chief of Police


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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