Deputy Chief Peter Yuen recently retired in (2022) from the Toronto Police Service as a distinguished member serving for over 34 years. As prolific executive leader in the largest municipal service in North America, Deputy Yeun 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. In addition, Deputy Yuen oversaw front line policing in 12 different districts of Toronto housing 16 policing divisions and thousands of members. His tenure also saw him lead in Field Services which encompasses the Toronto Police Operations Centre, Communications Services, Traffic Services, Parking Enforcement, Public Safety Response Team, and the Community Partnerships & Engagement Unit. A true leader of community policing and expanding the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Program
Deputy Yuen personifies multiculturalism being born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1975. He is proud of his Chinese heritage and his Canadian citizenship. His personal and professional life has shaped his views in diversity from a lived experience and is proud to advance honest public discourse and community input on policing issues, management, and social justice issues.
As an expert in diversity, inclusion and equity, Deputy Yeun 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 Guelphhumber 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.
Deputy Yuen is also celebrated by the community and police service in receiving over 20 certifications and awards for his outstanding work and commitment to the public.