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Ontario appoints new Inspector General of Policing

February 8, 2023  By Blue Line Staff

Feb. 8, 2023, Ontario –  The Ontario government has appointed Ryan Teschner as the new Inspector General of Policing – the first and only role of its kind in Canada.

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.

Teschner led significant organizational change at the Toronto Police Services Board as executive director and chief of staff from 2018-2023. He worked with the Government of Ontario as special counsel to the deputy minister of community safety, and the Ministry of the Attorney General to help develop new policing and oversight legislation.

Teschner is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Association of Police Governance Award for Excellence in Police Governance in recognition of his commitment, leadership, and significant contributions to the enhancement of civilian police governance in Canada.


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.

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