Deputy Chief Stuart Betts joined the London Police Service on July 15, 2019, after more than two decades of policing experience with York Regional Police. Over the course of his policing career, Deputy Chief Betts served in a variety of operational, administrative and support roles including Uniform Patrol, Community Oriented Response, Criminal Investigations, Support Services (including Tactical Unit,Air Support Unit, and Canine Unit), Real Time Operations Centre, Strategic Services, Executive Services, and District Commander of Policing in the City of Vaughan.
As the current Deputy Chief, of Operations, he is responsible for all Frontline Policing Operations, Patrol Support, CommunityServices, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards and Legal Services.
Having previously served as the Deputy Chief of Administration, he oversaw allCorporate and Support Services, Human Resources, Finance, Fleet and Facilities,Corporate Services (including Business Analytics, Risk Management andContinuous Improvement), Corporate Communications, Media Relations, and Dispatch Communications, Court and Records Management as well as Information Technology.
Deputy Chief Betts is committed to life-long learning and earned a Masters of BusinessAdministration Degree, with a specialty in Innovation Leadership, from theUniversity of Fredericton, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University, and isa certified Prosci® Change Management Practitioner, in addition to holding a certificate in process management from Excellence Canada. Deputy Chief Betts is a designated as Canadian Risk Manager from the Global Risk Management Institute, as well as a Certified Municipal Manager III, Police Professional.
Stuart has completed several Executive Leadership programs including the Rotman School of Management’s Police Leadership Program, and the Senior Management Institute forPolice program through the Police Executive Research Forum.
Deputy ChiefBetts is the immediate past co-chair of the Police Information and StatisticsCommittee for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and Liaison Officer to the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Ministers of Justice.