Chief of the SPVM

Fady Dagher

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal


Mr. Fady Dagher has over 30 years’ experience in various roles in the police force. He held several positions before being appointed manager, where his keen interest in innovation led him to introduce cutting-edge policing practices and innovative projects to improve the service provided to the public and raise awareness of police duties.

Recognized for his unifying leadership, he was Chief of the Service de police de l'agglomération de Longueuil from 2017 to 2022, before returning to the fold and becoming Chief of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), where he had previously worked for 25 years.

Born in the Ivory Coast to parents of Lebanese origin, Mr. Dagher is the first diversity Chief of the SPVM.

During his long career at the SPVM, he climbed the career ladder, holding in turn the positions as police officer, supervising sergeant, investigating officer, commander (chief of a neighbourhood police station), inspector, chief inspector and assistant director. He has been responsible for wide-ranging issues such as mental health, prevention of racial and social profiling, prevention of radicalization leading to violence and the portable camera pilot project. He has also managed complex issues in relation to illegal occupancy of public property, where his mediation skills were put to good use.

Mr. Dagher is an excellent communicator and proud Montréal resident, who has stood out throughout his career due to his ability to forge ties with diverse communities and his keen interest in innovation. He is a polyglot and speaks French, English and Arabic.

He is a seasoned manager and holds an Executive Master's degree in business administration (EMBA) from McGill University and HEC Montréal. Several prizes have also been awarded to him in recent years. He was recently selected for the award for the 15 real influencers in Québec announced by La Presse.

He prefers a vision of policing based on openness and humility towards the public.  The objective for Montréal is to have an inclusive police force which, in complete synergy, understands the challenges facing the public, which strengthens residents’ feeling of safety, which works together with partners and which focuses on both preventing and suppressing crime.

Chiefs of the SPVM since 1843