Executive Team

Inspector General and Executive Team

Inspector General Ryan Teschner


Ryan Teschner was appointed in March 2023, and is Ontario’s first Inspector General of Policing with duties and authorities under the Community Safety and Policing Act.

Ryan is dedicated to collaborating with partners to enhance police service delivery, modernize police governance, and build public trust in Ontario’s public safety sector.

A national expert in public safety reform and transformation, Ryan has served in complex executive roles where he led significant policing and governance change initiatives.

Ryan has served as Executive Director and Chief of Staff of the Toronto Police Services Board, Special Counsel and Advisor in two provincial justice ministries, and Lead Counsel to the Independent Civilian Review into Matters Relating to the G20 Summit.

Ryan has been widely recognized for his work, including receiving the Award for Excellence in Police Governance from the Canadian Association of Police Governance.

He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006, and practiced law at two international law firms.

Inspector General Ryan Teschner

Deputy Inspector General Joseph Maiorano

Joseph Maiorano is a seasoned and well-respected policing leader, known for his track record in modernizing police service delivery, his commitment to modern police board governance, and his ability to anticipate and strategically navigate through significant change.  

Joseph leads and provides day-to-day oversight of the Inspections, Investigation and Liaison Branch (IILB), the branch which is responsible for executing the Inspector General of Policing’s authorities and duties related to the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 compliance, enforcement, monitoring and advisory functions.   

Joseph has spent almost 34 years in Ontario policing and obtained his Master of Business Administration during his public safety career. He is highly regarded by his colleagues and other members of the policing sector across Ontario for his ability to anticipate and be strategic in navigating through significant change, his inclusive leadership approach, and his commitment to using evidence and data intelligence to drive improved performance and decision-making.  

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Executive Data Officer Rekha Chetlur

Rekha Chetlur joined the Inspectorate of Policing in June 2021 as manager of the Analytics Unit in the Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation, before assuming the role of Executive Data Office in November 2023.   

With more than 20 years of in-depth experience in data collection, analytics and I&IT project management, Rekha is highly regarded for her inclusive and collaborative leadership approach and her commitment to using evidence and data intelligence to drive improved performance and decision-making, including in the compliance space. Rekha holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Environmental Management Certificate from Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University. 

Rekha leads the Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation team in their work to shape the future of policing and police governance while positioning the Inspectorate of Policing as an international centre of excellence.

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