Deputy Chief Peter Yuen retired in 2022 from the Toronto Police Service as a distinguished member serving for over 35 years. As prolific executive leader in the largest municipal service in North America, Deputy Yuen was in charge of Community Safety Command which provides proactive and reactive public safety services and programs in partnership with diverse communities and key stakeholders. Deputy Yuen led the Community Safety Command, responsible for all front-line policing, and oversees 12 districts consisting of 16 Divisions in the City of Toronto. He has received numerous awards for his career contributions, including the prestigious Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
As an expert in diversity, inclusion and equity, Deputy Yuen has been a member of the Toronto Police Services Board Anti-Racism Advisory Panel, Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Panel, National Use of Force Committee, the Ontario Regional Chair of the National Justice Committee, the Co-Chair of the Toronto Police Service Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Steering Committee, has led his service in the implementation of Race Based Data Collection Strategy, and Senior Advisor to both the East and South Asian Internal Support Networks within the police service.
Deputy Yuen has a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph-Humber and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. He is a frequent lecturer at the Toronto Police College and other public venues presenting on change management, leadership, and customer service.