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  DRP Officers Graduate from Prestigious Program

Apr 12, 2008 14:23 ET

Durham Regional Police continues to invest in leadership training as two more members of the Service graduate from the prestigious Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.

Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway, Deputy Chief of Operation Support, and Inspector Chris Ostler, leader of Crime Management, are two of 22 senior staff from 16 police agencies across Canada who graduated from the Rotman School of Management’s police-related program at University of Toronto on Saturday, April 12, 2008.

The MBA-style program for police executives was developed as a partnership between the Rotman School of Management and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. It is an intensive three-week course with a customized curriculum focusing on leadership and strategy, covering financial management, human resources and communications.

"The Police Leadership Program has been an invaluable experience," said Deputy Chief Whiteway. "The Rotman professors have brought a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and excitement to the program. I leave here very confident that I will be able to use this knowledge to be an even stronger leader in Durham Regional Police."

The Durham Regional Police Service now has nine graduates from the program, including Civilian Director Giles le Riche, Inspector Tom Cameron, Superintendent Ian Wootton, Superintendent Jim Lockwood, Inspector Dave Wilson, Superintendent Bob Chapman and Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier.

For more information on the program, please visit

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Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway (JPG file, 360.9K bytes)
Inspector Chris Ostler (JPG file, 105.9K bytes)