A 31-year veteran who recently led Hamilton Police Support Services is now the new deputy chief.

Paul Hamilton, who was also a superintendent with investigative services, takes office immediately, as announced Monday by the chairman of the city’s police board and mayor Fred Eisenberger.

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“This is an exciting day for our service and concludes an extensive recruitment process that involved diverse candidates both within and outside of Canada, to determine the best person to support us in fulfilling our mission to serve and protect the citizens of Hamilton. in partnership with our communities, ”Eisenberger said in a statement.

Hamilton studied sociology and criminology at the University of Ottawa and has been a command leader in numerous important case management investigations in multiple jurisdictions for the service, including national and international law enforcement agencies.

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“Paul is a welcome addition to our Command Team. During his 31-year law enforcement career, Paul has demonstrated his commitment to community safety and his ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems. Your leadership will be important as we partner with the community to promote the safety and well-being of all Hamilton residents, ”Chief Frank Bergen said in a statement.

The new deputy resides in the Dundas area.

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He is the second to join the hierarchy of police services after Bergen was sworn in during a virtual ceremony at city hall in May.

Bergen replaced the recently retired Eric Girt.

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