Deputy Chief Kevin Maher

In the newly created third Deputy Chief of Specialized Support Units position at the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), Deputy Chief Kevin Maher is responsible for the following areas of the HRPS:

  • Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Emergency Services Unit
  • Training and Recruiting
  • Human Resources


Deputy Chief Maher began his policing career in 1987 as a Cadet with the Toronto Police Service before joining the Halton Regional Police Service in 1990. 

Over the years, he has served in a number of front-line and specialized investigative units, including the Tactical Rescue Unit, Criminal Investigations, and our Communications Bureau. Prior to his appointment to Deputy Chief of Police in April 2024, he was a member of the Service’s senior leadership team for nine years. He served in a variety of roles, including Inspector for 3 District (Burlington), has overseen the Emergency Services Unit and Training, and most recently served as the Superintendent in charge of Regional Investigative Services and as one of the Service’s six Critical Incident Commanders and one of three Kidnap Response Commanders.

Deputy Maher is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and leadership courses through the Ontario Police College.

In 2018, Deputy Maher was the recipient of a Police Exemplary Service Medal.

As a lifelong resident of Halton region, Deputy Maher has proudly given back to his community over the years. He has coached with the Burlington Barracudas Girls Hockey Association and previously served as member of the Halton Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors. He has also sat on a number of Ontario Association of Chief of Police sub-committees, contributing to the direction of police services across the province.

As Deputy Chief, he will remain steadfast in his commitment to the well-being of the Halton community and Service members and will continue to respond to local priorities and risks through collaborative strategies that support HRPS’ Community Safety and Well-Being Framework.

Deputy Chief Maher joins Chief Stephen Tanner, Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie and Deputy Chief Jeff Hill in leadership of the more than 1,100 strong police service that proudly serves Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. Together, they support the HRPS’ new mission of One Team – People First.