After only eight months in Oshawa as Duty Inspector, Inspector Jim Douglass has happily returned to North Durham as the head of the North Durham Community Police Office. Inspector Douglass will be replacing Inspector Bill Temple, who has transferred to Oshawa to serve as leader of Regional Support Services.
A rural man at heart, Inspector Douglass appreciates the issues and challenges facing North Durham. It was at the North Durham Community Police Office that the Inspector first began his career with the DRP in 1979. He stayed seven years before being promoted to sergeant, staff sergeant and, in April of 2002, to Inspector.
Experience has taught Insp. Douglass that the northern areas of Durham Region require somewhat different policing strategies and support than its more urban, southerly neighbours. The sheer geographical expanse of north Durham provides certain challenges for police, and the theft of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles remains an ongoing concern. Stopping deadly speeders is one priority for this 51-year-old veteran, as well as increasing the visibility of police personnel throughout the northern area of the region.
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