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Peter Sloly will succeed long-serving chief Charles Bordeleau, who retired in May.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

A former high-ranking officer with the Toronto police force has been named as Ottawa’s new top cop.

The Ottawa force says Peter Sloly hopes to take over as chief in October.

He will succeed long-serving chief Charles Bordeleau, who retired in May.

Sloly served with the Toronto Police Service for more than 25 years until his resignation in 2016.

He left weeks after coming under fire for suggesting that the force was in crisis.

Sloly had previously been shortlisted to take over the top job in Toronto, but the role went to current Chief Mark Saunders.

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