Police Chief Mike Ewles and Police Services Board Chair Terry Clayton officially welcomed DRP’s newest Deputy Chief, Scott Burns, at a ceremony at Regional Headquarters on December 14, 2009.
“Scott Burns is an outstanding police leader, distinguished by his ability to achieve objectives through partnerships,” said Chair of the Board, Terry Clayton. “He has the talent and skills needed to advance the Service’s commitment to problem-oriented policing, and will be a key member of Chief Ewles’ team dedicated to making Durham Region a safe place to live, work, play and do business.”
Deputy Burns was sworn in filling a vacancy left with the retirement of Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier. In his previous position as Inspector, Deputy Burns was the Officer-in-Charge of the Nuclear Security Division and led a team of officers that is recognized across the country for its proven ability to protect the two nuclear power facilities at Pickering and Darlington.
He is active in his community and has received awards as both a minor hockey coach and for community contribution through building strong relationships throughout the region. He is a lifetime resident of Durham and has been married to his wife Nancy for 24 years. They have two sons, Sam, 20, and Patrick, 18.
“I have been with the Service for almost 24 years, more than half of my life,” said Deputy Burns at his swearing-in ceremony. “I can say with certainty this profession has defined who I am today. But this position is not about me. It is about my commitment to all of you.”
“It is a great honour for me to serve the people of Durham Region as their Deputy Chief of Police. I look forward to working with the men and women of our great police service to ensure that our citizens are safe and our community is secure.”
Chief Ewles and members of Durham Regional Police congratulate Deputy Chief Scott Burns on his promotion.
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Justice of the Peace Robert Boychyn and Deputy Chief Scott Burns read Oaths of Allegiance and Secrecy (JPG file, 114.0K bytes)
Police Services Board Chair Terry Clayton introduces new Deputy Burns as Chief Ewles looks on (JPG file, 114.1K bytes)
Deputy Burns addresses friends, family and colleagues at his swearing-in ceremony (JPG file, 231.6K bytes)
Chief Ewles applauds Deputy Burns in his new position (JPG file, 1,517.6K bytes)