Police Chief Mike Ewles and Police Services Board Chair Roger Anderson officially welcomed DRP’s newest Deputy Chief Paul Martin at a swearing in ceremony at Regional Headquarters on Feb. 21.
“Paul Martin has distinguished himself as a police leader,” said Chair of the Board, Roger Anderson. “He has proven that he has the skill to lead and influence change so Durham remains a leader in community safety not only across Ontario but also across Canada. You have the Board’s confidence and our trust and we know that you will continue to excel.”
Deputy Martin fills the vacancy left when Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway retires Feb. 23. In his previous position as Superintendent, he was the Officer-in-Charge of Policing Operations, which includes the five patrol divisions and the Duty Inspector's office.
He is an active member in the community, coaching youth soccer and is a past president of the Durham Children's Aid Society Board of Directors. Paul has lived in Durham Region most of his life and has been married to his wife Darby for almost 10 years. They have two children Maci, 8, and Miller, 7.
"I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve both the people of Durham Region and the women and men of the Durham Regional Police Service. As Deputy Chief I will work tirelessly with the members of this great police service and our community partners to make Durham the safest community to live, work and play."
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PSB Chair Anderson welcomes the guests (JPG file, 49.9K bytes)
A strong showing of support for our new Deputy (JPG file, 56.8K bytes)
Chief Ewles congratulates Deputy Martin on his promotion (JPG file, 56.1K bytes)
Deputy Martin thanks all of those in attendance for their support (JPG file, 48.2K bytes)
Deputy Martin's family (JPG file, 52.5K bytes)