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  DRP Officer Graduates from Prestigious Program

May 08, 2009 07:31 ET

Durham Regional Police continues to invest in leadership training as another member of the Service graduated from the prestigious Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.

Inspector Bruce Townley, leader of our Regional Support Branch, was one of 28 senior staff from 14 police agencies across Canada who graduated from the Rotman School of Management’s police-related program at University of Toronto on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

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.

"This was an outstanding learning opportunity," said Inspector Townley. "The Rotman program is recognized as the elite police executive training program in Canada, if not the world. The knowledge I have gained will only enhance my leadership capabilities."

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

For more information on the program, please visit

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