Indo-Canadian chairman of Toronto police board resigns

Toronto:¬†Indo-Canadian chairman of Toronto Police Services Board has resigned from his post after completing 10 years in Canada’s largest municipal police service.

Alok Mukherjee, 70, announced his resignation effective from August 1, during a board meeting yesterday.

“With this meeting, I complete 10 years in this position,” said Mukherjee.aAlok Mukherjee

Mukherjee said that police service was very different today than a decade ago in the way that it served the community and conducted business, Toronto Star reported.

The Toronto Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian body that oversees the Toronto Police Service.

Andy Pringle will be succeeding Mukherjee.

Pringle, the acting vice-chairman, said that Mukherjee has made “a huge contribution to policing in Toronto”.

Emigrating from India in 1971, Mukherjee completed his PhD in Canada. Over 1.35 million people of Indian-origin currently reside in Canada.