W.S. (Scott) Tod

Deputy Commissioner Investigations and Organized Crime

W.S. (SCOTT) TOD was appointed OPP Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and Organized Crime, in November 2010. He oversees specialty services and criminal investigations, including, but not limited to; Organized Crime, Intelligence, Behavioural Sciences, Anti-Terrorism and Drug Enforcement for the largest deployed police service in Ontario.

Deputy Commissioner Tod joined the OPP in 1982 and has served in a variety of leadership capacities, mostly in northeastern Ontario. He was Unit Commander with in-service training, where he provided training for the OPP and First Nations policing; Detachment Commander in Temagami and he served as the Regional Commander for North East Region.

Deputy Commissioner Tod served in the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch as an investigator, before becoming Deputy Director and Officer-in-Charge of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre in North Bay. In 2006, he received the Award of Excellence from the Commissioner of the Competition Bureau of Canada for his work in the area of mass marketing fraud and for developing a National Mass Marketing Fraud working group across Canada. Deputy Commissioner Tod served as a Major Case Manager in the OPP Criminal Investigations Branch for 5 years and was designated as a multi-jurisdictional Major Case Investigator by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Deputy Commissioner Tod represents the OPP on provincial, national and international committees with other law enforcement and government agencies working together on policing issues that include Counter Terrorism, Organized Crime and Intelligence. He is currently Co-Chair for the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime and the CACP Counter Terrorism National Security Committee. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.

Deputy Commissioner Tod is a graduate of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Programme and has a Diploma from the Canadian Forces College Canadian Security Studies Programme. In 2008 Deputy Commissioner Tod attended the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

From 2010 to 2013 he was member of the Nipissing University Board of Governors and is an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He is the recipient of the Police Officer Exemplary Service Medal and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.