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North Bay Police names new chief

February 20, 2024  By North Bay Police Service

Feb. 20, 2024, North Bay, Ont. – The North Bay Police Service has completed the search for a new chief of police, naming former Woodstock Police Chief Daryl Longworth as its new leader.

Chief Designate Longworth spent 26 years with the Woodstock Police Service, before becoming the Deputy Chief of the London Ontario Police Service. He returned to Woodstock Police in 2019, where he served as Chief until 2022.

Police Services Board Chair, Rich Stivrins, made the announcement at this week’s Police Services Board Meeting at police headquarters, and Chief Designate Longworth was present to speak to the board and the media.

“I’m excited to be here in North Bay, and I look forward to meeting and engaging with both the community and the members of the North Bay Police Service, to explore what is currently working and what opportunities exist for improvement,” said Chief Designate Longworth.

Chief Designate Longworth has served as a police officer for more than 30 years. His career has included homicide investigations, undercover drug investigations, tactical operations and investigations into Outlaw Motorcycle gangs. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police for three years.

Chief Designate Longworth will be sworn in on March 25, and will replace outgoing Chief Scott Tod, who has served as the chief of police in North Bay since 2019.

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