Doug Cavanaugh, a 24-year veteran of the Durham Regional Police, has been elected as the new President of the Durham Regional Police Association (DRPA).
The 45-year-old Police Officer was serving as the Interim President of the DRPA since the tragic death of Terry Ryan. He was recently voted in as the President Elect of the DRPA and will be officially sworn in at the next DRPA Board meeting on Wednesday August 07th, 2002.
He began his career as a police officer in April of 1978 in Oshawa.
Police Services Board Vice Chair Kevin Ashe and Police Chief Kevin McAlpine welcomed President Cavanaugh to the position.
"I would like to congratulate Doug on his recent election as President and look forward to our continued positive working relationship with the DRPA," Vice Chair Ashe says, "The position of President of the DRPA is a very important one and I know Doug will make a significant contribution to the benefit and well being of our employees."
Chief McAlpine echoed those comments.
“I have enjoyed working with Doug over the past several years in his former capacity as Vice President with the DRPA and I know he will continue to be an aggressive, strong voice for our officers.”
Former DRPA President Terry Ryan died on May 31st as the result of a tragic motor vehicle collision the day before in north Whitby. The DRPS currently employs about 750 officers and 220 civilian members, of which about 945 are members of the Association.
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