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Paul Martin

Chief of Police: Paul Martin

Aug 07, 2014 11:21 ETBack | Print Article

Welcome to your Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) website. We encourage you to learn more about our organization by browsing through the various sections. If you have any questions please call us at the number identified for each unit if provided, or through a general enquiry through our switchboard staff at 905-579-1520, who will be happy to direct your call to the appropriate resource.

Our police service is divided into three sections: Operations, Operational Support and Administrative Support. Our staff of 871 uniformed officers and 331 civilians works within each section of the Service to meet the unique needs of our communities.

Durham Region remains one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario and, with the support of our Police Services Board and Durham Regional Council, we will seek out efficiencies and service delivery models that maximize our capacity, utilizing both proactive crime prevention and responsive law enforcement strategies.

The DRPS takes a proactive approach to policing by utilizing community partnerships to identify problems and collaborate on solutions. Credible partners with specific expertise, and our community at large, play an integral role in defining the quality of life we expect and in creating safe neighbourhoods. We will continue our focus on Intelligence-led policing, community mobilization and working with other police services to head off criminal activity beyond our region before it has a chance to impact our families. Our goal is simple - We will make Durham Region the safest community in which to live, work and play.

Thank you for visiting our website and we encourage you to contact us if we can be of service.

--Chief of Police Paul Martin