Deputy Chief Marc Andrews is a Jamaican-Canadian who was born in Savannah-la-Mar. He is a long-time resident of Brampton, who grew up in and attended high school in Mississauga. He is a graduate of the University ofToronto and has a Masters degree in Business Administration.
While attending the University of Toronto he was voted anAll Canadian Running Back in 1983, and had short professional stints in the CFL with Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Prior to joining Peel Regional Police in 1990, Deputy Chief Andrews was a commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry for five years during which time he was involved in numerous operations and completed a United Nations peacekeeping tour in the Middle East. He retired from the military in 1990 as a captain and a paratrooper.
Deputy Chief Andrews began his career as a constable at 12Division in Uniform patrol. In1998, Deputy Chief Andrews moved on to Homicide bureau, where he received his first promotion to Detective. While assigned to Homicide, Deputy Andrews was the primary investigator on a number of high profile homicide investigations including the Thomas Ku and Frank Groves homicides.
In 2013 Deputy Andrews is a recipient of the Queens DiamondJubilee (QDJ) Award, as a result of his extensive history of working within the local community as a fundraiser, mentor, and role model. An example of his continuing commitment to the community is his leadership of the Peel Regional PoliceBasketball Team for the last 32 years, which annually raises thousands of dollars for various charities and works to build bridges with youth in our community. In 2017 the team raised and donated $25,000 to the Special OlympicsSummer Games.
Since September 2013 Deputy Chief Andrews has been an aide-de-camp to TheLieutenant Governor of the Ontario, serving under the honourable David Onley, and the current Lieutenant Governor the honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. On February 23rd, 2018 Marc Andrews was appointed Deputy Chief of Police.
Deputy Andrews was promoted to his current rank on March 27th, 2018 he is charge of Community Policing Operations, which consist of all frontline policing and the Community Safety and Wellbeing unit making him responsible for approximately 1500 personnel civilian and sworn.
He is a 2021 recipient of the of the Order of Merit of Police Forces medal, which he will receive later this year.
Deputy Chief Andrews is married to his wife Tiina, for 35 years and has two sons Ryan and Tyler, he has been a resident of Brampton for the past 25 years.