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Executive management team

Danny Smyth
Chief of Police

Chief of Police, Danny Smyth

Chief Smyth has been a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for 30 years. He is a second generation police officer; following his father Stan into policing in 1986.

During his career he has worked in a number of areas of the Police Service including Uniform Operations, Intelligence, Organized Crime, and Organizational Development.

In 2005 he was promoted to the senior rank of Inspector. In 2012 he was promoted to Superintendent. During that period he played key roles in the establishment of a full time Tactical Support Team, the Street Crime Unit, and the Counter-Exploitation Unit. 

In 2015 he was appointed to Deputy Chief where he was assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Bureau which includes Homicide, Major Crimes, Organized Crime, and Professional Standards.

Chief Smyth is known as someone who enjoys the challenge of new opportunities and embraces change wholeheartedly. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983, and then in 2006 received a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. 

Chief Smyth has also been a member of several professional organizations, including the Faculty of the University of Winnipeg where he taught as a member of the Criminal Justice Department. He was appointed and served as an Aide de Camp for the Lieutenant Governor Manitoba from 2010-2015.

Chief Smyth was born and raised in Winnipeg where he resides with his wife Cynthia and their two children. He was formally appointed Chief of Police on November 4th, 2016.

Gord Perrier
Deputy Chief, Operations

Deputy Chief, Operations, Gord Perrier

In June 2016, Gord was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of Operations. In this role he is responsible for Uniform Operations and Operational Support Branches including General Patrol, Traffic, Community Relations, Speciality Support Units, Records and Arrest Processing, along with Duty Officers, 911 and Communications. 

Deputy Chief Perrier began his career with the Winnipeg Police Service as a Special Constable in 1992 serving in the Forensic Services Unit. In 1994, he transitioned to uniform operations as a Police Constable. He has worked extensively as an investigator in a variety of units within the Criminal Investigations Bureau including Major Crimes, Organized Crime, Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC), Commercial Crime, Special Projects and the Professional Standards Unit. 

He is also the founding director of Winnipeg’s Child Advocacy Centre, a non-profit corporation that works with a number of government agencies, including the police, to gather evidence in support of child maltreatment prosecutions. 

As a Superintendent, Deputy Chief Perrier provided leadership for the Operational and Support branches, including Operational Support, Human Resource Support and Organizational Support. Previous postings as an Inspector included the Duty Office and two of the Criminal Investigation Bureaus including the Major Crime Division and Specialized Investigations Division. Deputy Chief Perrier was also the project leader for the review of homicide operations and major case management planning.

Deputy Chief Perrier holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from Charles Sturt University in Australia and is a graduate of the Canadian Police College, Executive Development in Policing Program. He is a recipient of the Province of Manitoba Law Enforcement Medal of Excellence, the Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and is Vice-President of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. He currently sits on the board of the Winnipeg Police Museum & Historical Society and is a member of the both the Canadian and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Art Stannard
Duputy Chief, Support Services

Deputy Chief, Support Services, Art Stannard

Deputy Chief Stannard brings a unique perspective to his position within the Winnipeg Police Service. Promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in September 2010, he is the only member of the Executive Management Team to have held Superintendent responsibilities for each branch of the Service.

As the Deputy Chief of Support Services, Deputy Chief Stannard is responsible for Strategic Support Services as well as the Organizational Support and Human Resources Support branches of the Winnipeg Police Service.

Deputy Chief Stannard began his career with the Service in January 1978, and has worked in nearly every Division. He has also been assigned to many unique projects and special initiatives.

In 1990, as a Sergeant, Deputy Chief Stannard was tasked with the creation and the implementation of the Service’s first community-based policing model. 

Deputy Chief Stannard also was the Service’s Special Events Coordinator, accountable for many events including, the Junos, Grey Cup, Charging Bison military training exercise as well as two of the Queen’s visits to Winnipeg.

Operationally, he has also served as the lead for the Service’s Incident Commander Program, which oversees the police response to major incidents in our community.

Jeff Szyszkowski
Deputy Chief, Investigations

Deputy Chief, Investigations, Jeff Szyszkowski

Deputy Chief Szyszkowski joined the Winnipeg Police Service in 1994, having worked for another Civic department since 1987. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in November 2016.

Throughout his tenure, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski has worked in a variety of ranks throughout the Service including Uniform Operations, Community Support, Domestic Violence Unit, Crowd Control Unit, Training Unit, Tactical Support Team, Human Resources, Professional Standards Unit and Criminal Investigations.

In 2012, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit for a two year term where he was responsible for managing complaints against members of the Service. 

In 2014, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski assumed the role of Commander of the Major Crimes Division in Criminal Investigations Bureau. Here he oversaw the management of the Homicide Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Commercial Crime, Project Devote, Stolen Auto Unit and Pawn Unit.

In October 2015, Deputy Chief Szyszkowski was appointed to the rank of Superintendent and was assigned to the Investigative Services Branch which includes Homicide and Major Crimes, Organized Crime, Street Crime, Specialized Investigations, Forensics, Intelligence and the Professional Standards Unit.

Deputy Chief Szyszkowski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Winnipeg. He is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and a Winnipeg Police Service commendation

Deputy Chief Szyszkowski is a member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as the Service's Executive Sponsor for the Winnipeg Foundations Growing Active Kids committee. Prior to his appointment to Deputy Chief, he was also the Vice President of the Winnipeg Police Senior Officers' Association.

Scot Halley
Superintendent, Organizational Support

Superintendent, Organizational Support, Scot Halley

In June 2016, Scot was appointed to the rank of Superintendent. He currently serves as the Superintendent overseeing Operational Support.

Superintendent Halley is a 22 year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service. He joined the Service in 1994 after completing his post-secondary education. Throughout his career, he has worked his way through the ranks in various areas of the Service, including General Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Community Support, Homicide Unit, Organized Crime Unit, Human Resources Division, Street Crime Unit, Tactical Support Team and Canine Unit.

In 2011 Superintendent Halley was promoted to the senior management rank of Inspector. He was assigned to Uniform Operations in the Duty Office for two years where he was responsible for overseeing the day to day street operations of the Service. In 2013, he assumed the role of Commander of the Community Support Division. Here, he was in charge of the Central Traffic Unit and the Community Relations Unit, which is comprised of the Auxiliary Cadet Section, Crime Prevention Section, Diversity Section, School Education Section, School Resource Officer Section, Victim Services Section and the Mounted Patrol Section. 

In April of 2014, Superintendent Halley was assigned to Uniform Operations once again when he was given command of Division 11 (Central Division). Here, he was responsible for the overall leadership and operation of the Division.

Superintendent Halley is a graduate of the 260th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA). He currently serves as an Executive member of the North West Chapter of the FBINA Associates. 

Superintendent Halley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1990. He was accepted into the Izzy Asper School of Business later that same year, where he pursued his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree prior to joining the Winnipeg Police Service.

Superintendent Halley is married and is the father of two young children.

Rich Lowen
Superintendent, Investigations

Superintendent, Investigations, Rich Lowen

Superintendent Richard (Rich) Lowen joined the Winnipeg Police Service in November 1989. He was promoted to Superintendent in 2016.

Throughout his tenure Superintendent Lowen worked in a variety of ranks throughout the Service including Uniform Operations, Stolen Auto, Manitoba Integrated Organized Crime Task Force, Professional Standards and Criminal Investigations.

In January 2013 Superintendent Lowen was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit for a two year term where he was responsible for managing complaints against members of the Service. 

In 2015, Superintendent Lowen assumed the role of Commander of the Major Crimes Division in Criminal Investigations Bureau. Here he oversaw the management of the Homicide Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Commercial Crime, Project Devote, Stolen Auto Unit and Pawn Unit.

Superintendent Lowen holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Red River Collegiate. He is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and a Winnipeg Police Service commendation.

Superintendent Lowen is a member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the Winnipeg Auto Theft Suppression Strategy (WATSS), Wrongfully Convicted Advisory Group, and serves as the Chair of the Service's Shifting Committee.

Chody Sutherland
Superintendent, Support Services

Superintendent, Investigations, Rich Lowen

Superintendent Chody Sutherland joined the Winnipeg Police Service in July, 1994 and has enjoyed a varied career in both Uniform Operations, Administrative sections and Criminal Investigations having worked in Financial Crime, Sex Crimes and the Child Abuse Unit. 

During her time in the Child Abuse Unit, Superintendent Sutherland was active on many provincial committees and played a key role in the creation and opening of Snowflake Place, Winnipeg’s Child Advocacy Center in Winnipeg. 

Upon promotion to Inspector in early 2016, Superintendent Sutherland worked in the Duty Office before being transferred to East District where she spent 3 years as the Divisional Commander.  During that time, Superintendent Sutherland was the lead for the Overtime Management upgrade as well as the creation of the Court Notification System.

Most recently, Superintendent Sutherland took on the role of Commander of the Training Division overseeing all WPS mandatory and elective training as well as recruit, CPO and cadet training.

Superintendent Sutherland spent years as an Event Commander being responsible for large events including the 2016 Canada Summer Games. 

Superintendent Sutherland has studied at Red River College, University of Manitoba as well as the University of Winnipeg mostly recently in Human Resource Management. She has volunteered in the community for many organizations including 8 years as a board member and Chair of Family Dynamics.

Superintendent Sutherland is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and is a member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police.  She currently represents the Service on the CACP Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation Task Force.

Superintendent Sutherland is married and is the mother of two children.

Dave Dalal
Superintendent, Uniform Operations

Superintendent, Uniform Operations, Dave Dalal

In January 2021, Dave was appointed to the rank of Superintendent and assigned to lead Uniform Operations.

Superintendent Dalal is a 25-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service. During his career, Superintendent Dalal has worked in Uniform Operations, Organizational Development & Support, Special Operations, and the Criminal Investigations Branch. 

In 2015 Superintendent Dalal was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He was assigned to Uniform Operations in the Duty Office where he was responsible for overseeing the day to day street operations of the Service. 

In 2017, Superintendent Dalal assumed the role of Commander within the Criminal Investigations Branch responsible for Forensics, Intelligence, and Technology support to criminal investigations. In 2018 he assumed the role of Commander of the Central Division – Uniform Operations including the Downtown Safety Strategy. A role he held until his promotion to Superintendent.  

Concurrent to his full-time assignments, Superintendent Dalal has been heavily involved in Crowd Management and Special Event Management.  As a one of the Service’s Special Events Commanders, he has been responsible for the planning and execution of several major events in Winnipeg. Since 2018 he has also served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

Concurrent to his police career, Superintendent Dalal spent 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve), retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 2015. 

Superintendent Dalal has a Bachelor of Science (Spec) in Psychology/Sociology. He is also a graduate of the International Executive Development Program from the Canadian Police College. In 2018, Superintendent Dalal completed his Masters in International Police Leadership (Distinction).

As a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Superintendent Dalal is a past member of the Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee. He is a serving member on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Superintendent Dalal is married and is the father of two children.

Gene Bowers
Superintendent, Operational Support

Superintendent, Operational Support  , Gene Bowers

Superintendent Gene Bowers joined the Winnipeg Police Service in November 1989 and has enjoyed a varied career in Uniform Operations, administrative sections and criminal investigations. He worked extensively in the Specialized Investigations Division where he implemented the Counter Exploitation Unit.

During his time in Specialized Investigations, Superintendent Bowers sat on numerous committees such as the Sexual Exploitation Youth Committee, as well as being one of the founding members of the Manitoba Human Trafficking Team Committee. From 2010 to 2013 Superintendent Bowers was assigned to the Joint Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force, Project Devote. He was recognized for his work with sexually exploited persons by the Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Service in 2013.

Upon his promotion to the rank of Inspector in 2015, Superintendent Bowers was assigned to the Record and Reports Management Division where he was instrumental in modernizing processes and technology increasing effectiveness and efficiency within the Police Service.  He established innovations such as on-line and virtual reporting.

Superintendent Bowers is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and the Province of Manitoba’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. He is a member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police and sits as Manitoba’s representative to the National Police Information Service Advisory Board.    

Superintendent Bowers is a graduate of the University of Manitoba where he received his Bachelor's Degree (Criminology).  He is married and has 4 sons. 

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