Chief Constable Stockton
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Actor Allan Royal
Seen 'The Glass Ceiling
Still Waters
The Annoying Red Planet(Uncredited)
The Great Wall
What Lies Buried
Mentioned "Still Waters"
"The Green Muse"
Gender Male
Status Living (Retired)
Job Former Chief Constable

Chief Constable Stockton is Chief Constable of the Toronto Constabulary first introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Allan Royal.

Appearances and Mentions

The Glass Ceiling

  • Chief Constable Stockton interviews William Murdoch for a vacant position as an inspector at Station House Three. During the interview, he learns that Murdoch is a Catholic and, though impressed with Murdoch's abilities, decides that Murdoch's faith makes him ineligible. He tells Thomas Brackenreid to inform Murdoch of his final decision.

Still Waters

  • Inspector Brackenreid spoke with Chief Constable Stockton on the Telephone several times during the investigation into the murder of Richard Hartley. Because the investigation centred around the King's Rowing Club Stockton wanted the detectives to use "kid gloves." The rowing club counted most of Toronto's most prominent families as members .

The Annoying Red Planet

  • Chief Constable Stockton is forced to order Murdoch and Brackenreid to stop their investigation into Henri Gaston's death when it is too close to a secret government defence project under the command of Terrence Meyers.

The Great Wall

  • Chief Constable Stockton is upset that a constable had been killed and he demands a speedy arrest. He is convinced by Inspector Davis that an innocent man is responsible and wants that man arrested. Murdoch refuses and eventually proves that another constable is the killer. Stockton offers Murdoch an unspecified position with the police in Winnipeg, Canada. Murdoch declines.
  • Eventually, Stockton is succeeded by Chief Constable Giles.

What Lies Buried

  • Retired Chief Constable Stockton visits Station House No.4.
  • It is revealed that back in 1881, prior to becoming Chief Constable, Stockton was the Inspector in command of Station House No. 4 with Giles as the station house detective
    • Among the constables under his command were Constables Hodge and Thomas Brackenreid
    • As Inspector, Stockton assigned nicknames to his men, such as "Tommy Two-Cakes" to then-Constable Thomas Brackenreid
  • Stockton is showcasing symptoms of dementia.


  • There has been several fictional Chief Constables (Chiefs of Police), when in actuality during Murdoch Mysteries time period, the Toronto Police Department was headed by Col. H.J. Grasett, who served as Toronto's Chief Constable for 34 years from 1886 to 1920 — a record that still stands.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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