The North Bay Police Services Board has announced that Inspector Michael Dazé has accepted the position of Deputy Chief of Police.

Dazé will fill the vacancy left by current Deputy Chief Scott Tod’s promotion to replace outgoing Chief Shawn Devine. Details regarding a Change of Command ceremony will be released pending the next board meeting in May.

“On behalf of the North Bay Police Services Board, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Inspector Michael Dazé to our team,” said Dennis O’Connor, Chair of the North Bay Police Services Board. “With his diverse policing and educational background, along with his leadership skills, innovative ideas and commitment to community, we look forward to Michael becoming an integral member of the North Bay Police Service as we continue to evolve.”

Inspector Michael Dazé holds an honours BA in Criminology from the University of Windsor and is also a graduate of the Executive Police Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. As a believer in lifelong learning, he has taken business courses through the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration.

Inspector Dazé has been serving as a Police Officer with the City of Owen Sound for the last 17 years. Prior to joining the Owen Sound Police, he was an Auxiliary Constable with the West Grey Police and a Nuclear Security Officer at Bruce Power. After working patrol, he joined the Criminal Investigation Branch in 2005 and served on the Street Crime Unit. From 2007-2016 he worked in a variety of Units including Drugs and Intelligence, Major Crime and Community Services. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2016 and he acquired the rank of Inspector in 2017.

In addition to policing, Inspector Dazé has a passion for teaching and mentoring. He has served as an in-service trainer with the Owen Sound Police and was also a part-time faculty member at Georgian College in the Police Foundations Program.

Inspector Dazé has served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Children’s Aid Society and Partners in Process. In 2014 he was given the Commander’s award from a local Infantry Division of the Canadian Forces for his community involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Inspector Dazé has been involved in organizing various community events and fundraisers and is an active participant in them throughout the year.

Inspector Dazé has been married for 28 years and he and his wife have two children. The Dazé family look forward to becoming active members of the North Bay and Callander communities.