Chief Danny Smyth

Winnipeg Police Service

Chief Smyth has been a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for 30 years. He is a second generation police officer; following his father Stan into policing in 1986. During his career he has worked in a number of areas of the Police Service including Uniform Operations, Intelligence, Organized Crime, and Organizational Development.

In 2005 he was promoted to the senior rank of Inspector. In 2012 he was promoted to Superintendent. During that period he played key roles in the establishment of a full time Tactical Support Team, the Street Crime Unit, and the Counter-Exploitation Unit. In 2015 he was appointed to Deputy Chief where he was assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Bureau which includes Homicide, Major Crimes, Organized Crime, and Professional Standards.

Chief Smyth is known as someone who enjoys the challenge of new opportunities and embraces change wholeheartedly. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983, and then in 2006 received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.

Chief Smyth has also been a member of several professional organizations, including the Faculty of the University of Winnipeg where he taught as a member of the Criminal Justice Department. He was appointed and served as an Aide de Camp for the Lieutenant Governor Manitoba from 2010-2015.

Chief Smyth was born and raised in Winnipeg where he resides with his wife Cynthia and their two children.