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  Board Announces New Deputy Chief

Feb 16, 2012 10:50 ET

The Durham Regional Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Paul Martin has been selected as the new Deputy Chief of Police, replacing Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway, who is retiring effective February 23, 2012. Deputy Designate Martin joined the Durham Regional in 1990 and is currently the Superintendent of Community Policing Operations.

“Deputy Chief Designate Martin is an exemplary police leader. He has the trust of the membership, credibility within the community and the talent and commitment to help position the DRPS for continued success in delivering quality policing services to our citizens,” said the Chair of the Board, Roger Anderson.

Chief Mike Ewles also expressed praise for Deputy Chief Designate Martin. “Paul has consistently demonstrated an exceptional ability to achieve results while earning the respect of our uniform and civilian members during his career with the DRPS. I look forward to his contributions as a key member of our command team.”

The Board would also like to thank outgoing Deputy Chief Whiteway for her 32 years of service to Durham Region, the last four as Deputy Chief.

“Deputy Whiteway has dedicated her entire career to the policing profession and the people of Durham Region,” said Chair Anderson. “We wish her well in the future and thank her for her exceptional contributions to the safety and wellbeing of our community.”

A swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Chief Designate Martin will be held in the Council Chamber at Regional Headquarters on February 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.

The 47-year-old Martin has spent his entire 21 year policing career with the DRPS, starting as a frontline patrol officer in Oshawa and later serving in a number of operational and administrative units.

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