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Foy named new Timmins Police chief

The current chief is retiring at the end of February
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Dan Foy, left, has been named as the new Timmins Police Chief. He is the former detachment commander of the South Porcupine OPP and current James Bay OPP detachment commander. He's seen here in a 2018 photo with former Timmins Police Staff Sgt. Danny Charest. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

A new chief has been named for Timmins Police.

Daniel Foy has been named as the successor of retiring Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier, according a Timmins Police announcement.

Foy is currently the James Bay OPP detachment commander. Before that, he was the South Porcupine OPP detachment commander. He started with the OPP in Chapleau in 1995.

Gauthier announced his retirement in September. His last day is Feb. 28, 2022.

“It was an exhaustive search but I am pleased with our selection knowing Daniel is an outstanding police leader. He brings a wealth of experience with his 27 years of policing to our organization. Inspector Foy has ties to the community already as a resident and I look forward to working with him," said Rob Knox, Timmins Police board chair in a statement.