Ontario Appoints New Inspector General of Policing

Arshad Khan

The Ontario government has taken another step to improve policing in the province by appointing Ryan Teschner as the new Inspector General of Policing. Mr. Teschner is an experienced leader in community safety, police governance and public administration. He will be responsible for the Inspectorate of Policing, an independent organization to monitor police and police board performance as well as promote improvements to public safety.

“I am delighted to welcome Mr. Teschner as Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing – the first and only role of its kind in Canada,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner. “He is a nationally recognized expert who has worked throughout his career to help enhance public safety, modernize police governance and oversight, and build public trust.”

Mr. Teschner begins his new position on March 27, 2023. Ken Weatherill, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis, will continue to serve as the Deputy Inspector General.

“I want to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to Ken Weatherill for his contributions as Inspector General of Policing and Deputy Inspector General,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner. “We are grateful that he will continue to serve as Deputy Inspector General to help lead the province in the delivery of effective policing for all Ontarians.”

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