(Sudbury, ON) – The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Inspector Natalie Hiltz has been selected as the next Deputy Chief of Police for the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Natalie joins the Service in her 28th year of policing after proudly serving the Peel Regional Police Service, most recently as Inspector and officer in charge of Community Safety and Well-Being Services. With the recent retirement of CAO Sharon Baiden, the Board decided to move to a two-deputy model working with the Chief of Police to serve the members of the organization and the community as the Executive Leadership Team.
Board Chair Al Sizer describes Hiltz as an energetic and engaging leader, with many years of operational and administrative assignments to her name.
“I look forward to working alongside Deputy Chief Hiltz as she joins our amazing team of dedicated people at all levels here at the Greater Sudbury Police Service as we continue to focus on community safety and the well-being of our members,” said Chief Paul Pedersen.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be chosen as the next Deputy Chief of Police for Greater Sudbury,” said Hiltz. “In my most recent role in Peel I was the Officer in Charge of Community Safety and Well-Being Services and I look forward to continuing this type of community engagement in Sudbury. I look forward to leading GSPS with respect, inclusivity, courage, and honesty, along with Chief Pedersen and Deputy Chief Cunningham.”
Deputy Chief Hiltz has worked diligently to bring a more evidence-based framework to the public safety ecosystem.
Hiltz holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Sociology from Carleton University, an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University, and most recently was awarded a Master’s in Studies in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Deputy Chief Hiltz has been an industry leader in evidence-based policing, teaching courses on the topic throughout Ontario and in the UK. She has published works and held several speaking engagements on evidence-based policing throughout Canada.
“Natalie Hiltz shone in the national search for the Deputy Chief competition with her energy and motivated approach to her work,” stated Sizer. “We welcome Natalie to her new role and new home in Sudbury and wish her every success as she joins the team at GSPS. Please join me in congratulating and giving a wam Sudbury welcome to Deputy Chief Natalie Hiltz.”
Deputy Chief Hiltz is due to start with GSPS on June 5, 2023. Her Swearing in ceremony will be scheduled at a later date, with more details forthcoming.
About: The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board is a five-member civilian Board that governs the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for providing adequate and effective police services to over 160,000 Greater Sudbury residents.
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