Inspector Jeff Sandy

Inspector Jeff Sandy

 Halton Regional Police Service

Jeff Sandy joined the Halton Regional Police Service in August 1997.

Jeff is a graduate of Carleton University- (BA Degree) and also played Varsity basketball for the Carleton Ravens. Jeff is currently completing his Certificate in Police Leadership and Management at Dalhousie University.

While at the rank of Constable, Jeff performed patrol duties in Halton Hills and the City of Burlington.   During his time in these Districts, Jeff served as a Use of Force Instructor and participated in plain clothes investigative projects.

In 2002, Jeff attained a position with Halton Regional Police Service’s Tactical Rescue Unit. While in the unit Jeff attained many specialty certifications, and served as the Team Leader. Jeff was awarded the Chiefs Award of Excellence for his role in resolving numerous high risk incidents.  In 2008 Jeff was promoted to the rank of Sergeant while still serving in the Tactical Unit.   As a result of his experiences, Jeff has conducted training across Canada and the U.S. for law enforcement on subjects such as Officer-Involved Shootings, Tactical Response, Peer Support and Occupational Stress Injuries at various conferences, seminars and police training institutions.

In 2008, Jeff was assigned to the Chiefs Staff, in the role of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. While in this role Jeff developed ongoing partnerships with diverse communities, developed training programs for service members, and advised the Chief of Police on diversity related issues. He was awarded the HRPS Diversity and Cultural Competency award in recognition of his accomplishments. Jeff has been a strong support of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH). 


In 2011, Jeff was assigned as a Detective in the Professional Standards Bureau, where his duties included investigating public and Chiefs complaints against members of our Service. These investigations included a review of practices, conduct, ethics and integrity of members, which helped to strengthen public confidence and cooperation within the community. While in this position, Jeff also provided training and lecture presentations to civilian, sworn members and members of the public, in an effort to educate and strengthen trust and respect between the Halton Regional Police Service and the members of our community.

In 2012, Jeff was assigned to # 1 District in Milton & Halton Hills as a Uniform Patrol Supervisor of twenty uniform members where he provided leadership and mentoring. Jeff also developed and implemented a Platoon Based Training system for his team in an effort to ensure continuous improvement and development for officers.

Upon his promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant, Jeff was assigned to the position of the Training Bureau Manager. He is currently involved in the maintenance and development of training initiatives throughout the Service. Jeff is the Chair of the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police (OACP) Education Training and Professional Development Sub Committee on Incident Response. This group has developed Best Practices Guidelines that provide a province-wide systematic and scaffold approach to incident response for police education and training development, resulting in officers benefiting from and building on the previous levels of training.  Jeff is also the Chair of the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance (OPVTA). The OPVTA provides professional, cost effective, in-service training videos, e-courses and other resources to Ontario’s law enforcement community. The OPVTA currently serves over 27,000 officers and 90 member agencies.

Jeff is a guest lecturer on topics of Leadership Development, Emergency Tactics, and  Resiliency  for the Ontario Tactical Advisory Body, The New York Tactical Officers Association, the Canadian Critical Incident Command Conference and St. Lawrence College.

Jeff is involved in many fundraising and charity events, and is especially active in fundraising for McMaster Children’s Hospital and families dealing with childhood cancer.    Jeff and his wife, also a Halton Police officer, developed an annual fundraiser to support families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer. The fundraiser, entitled Chase’s Gift ( ) , after his son who is a survivor of nephroblastomo (a form of childhood cancer),  has raised over $20,000 annually to offset the numerous costs for families who are burdened by the costs associated with providing care to a child with cancer, such as parking, gas, accommodation, lost wages, plus food and snacks in hospital.  Jeff is most proud of his 11 year old son Chase and his wife, Tammi, who is a Sergeant with the Service.

Jeff was promoted to the rank of Inspector on Jan 31st 2018, and has been assigned Command of Uniform Operations in Oakville 20 Division, Halton Regional Police Service.

Association of Black Law Enforces congratulates Inspector Jeff Sandy on his great achievement.

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