Superintendent Keith Merith (Ret) is a talented, multi-dimensional law enforcement professional with a unique blend of police operations, administration, and leadership experience. Well-rounded individual with proven resourcefulness in delivery of day-to-day operations and triaging emergent situations that are inherent in policing. Excels at cultivating partnerships, effectively managing cross-functional teams, and implementing organizational strategies. A versatile, results-driven leader known for building bridges within the community and championing change in organizations that are transitioning to perform optimally in an ever-evolving landscape.
Keith has completed his studies at the University of Guelph Humber, earning a Justice Studies Degree, Rotman School of Management Police Leadership, at the University of Toronto, A Law enforcement and Security Administration Diploma from Humber Institute of Technology Advanced Learning. Certified Municipal Manager Level III and Police Professional Designations Ontario Management. His Police experience is vast with the York Regional Police Service. He has been a unit commander in the Court Services, Professional Development Services, Organized Crime and Intelligence Services, and the Training and Education Bureau.
In the area of community involvement and diversity, Keith Merith is the immediate past president of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.), serving two terms to address the needs and concerns of racialized groups across North America in the Justice Field and Policing. He has also represented other Justice Agencies such as Corrections, Canadian Border Services, and the legal community, providing advice to lawyers and judges. His main goal was to provide outreach, support, scholarships for post-secondary education, always promoting harmony, cultural pride, and diversity.
In addition to his formal role at (A.B.L.E.) Keith is the Co-Founder of the Citizenship Initiative Group (CIG), whose mission is to assist individuals with permanent resident status through the process of becoming Canadian citizens. The group promotes the benefits of Canadian citizenship, provides educational presentations about the citizenship process, assist individuals and families in completing the necessary application forms, and facilitates Citizenship ceremonies.