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Timmins Police chief steps down

Timmins Police Chief Dan Foy.

Timmins Police Chief Dan Foy is leaving the position less than two years after assuming the role. 

Interim leadership changes have been announced, with Henry Dacosta stepping into the role of acting chief and Darren Dinel taking over as acting deputy chief. 

The Timmins Police Services Board said in a news release today that Foy is retiring. Foy was at meetings during the week representing the service and was at the police services board meeting on Nov. 9. A retirement was not announced or publicly discussed prior to today's news release.

Foye was sworn in as the chief in February 2022, after a nearly three-decade career with the OPP.

"We thank Chief Foy for his dedication to our community and wish him the best in his retirement. The police services board looks forward to the process for selecting our next Chief and anticipates the continuation of the hard work and dedication that our officers bring to our community every day," said Kraymr Grenke, Timmins Police Services board chair in a news release.

Dacosta has been deputy chief since 2018. Dinel is currently an inspector at the service.

"Chief Foy has been a steadfast and dedicated leader, committed to the safety and well-being of the Timmins community. The board extends its deepest appreciation for his service and wishes him a fulfilling retirement," reads a news release from the board.