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Stephen Smith

A/Detective Sergeant, Toronto Police Service, Homicide Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit

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Stephen Smith

A/Detective Sergeant, Toronto Police Service, Homicide Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit

Steve Smith is a 25 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service.  He currently manages the Homicide Cold Case Unit with the largest number of cases in Canada.  He also oversees the Major Case Management Unit, the Forensic Video Unit and the newly formed Missing Persons Unit where he was instrumental in guiding its development.  Throughout his career he has worked in several specialized squads such as the Drug Squad, Major Crime Unit, Major Projects, ROPE Squad and Hold Up Squad.  While at the Hold Up Squad he solved a multi-national bank robbery spree known as the Vaulter Bandit and was awarded the Canadian Bankers Award in 2017 and 2018.

While working in some of the busiest and most demanding units in the Toronto Police Service, he has had the opportunity to foster connections both internally and externally.  These connections have assisted Steve in his many innovative investigative endeavors and he has been a major influence in modernizing policing.  This can be more recently seen in his work with Genetic genealogy.   He championed the application of Genealogy within the Canadian Policing community and thus solved one of Canadas highest profile child murders, Christine Jessop.

A graduate of Brock University he obtained a Major in Political Science and a minor in Business Entrepreneurship.  Throughout University Steve worked with Canadian Border Services which kick started his interest in Law Enforcement.