The first female in Durham Regional Police to reach the ranks of Superintendent and Deputy Chief, Sherry Whiteway, was honoured at her retirement celebration on Feb. 23 at General Sikorski Hall in Oshawa.
Police leaders from across the province, along with family, friends, members of the DRP and community partners applauded Sherry’s lifetime achievements, not only with Durham Regional Police, but in the community and province. Many spoke of her level of commitment, compassion and respect and the difference that has made to DRPS.
Sherry has been involved in many projects and community committees including D.R.I.V.E.N (Durham Region’s Intimate-Relationship Violence Empowerment Network), Herizon House (women’s Shelter) and S.A.V.E. (Society Against Violence Everywhere). She also had the opportunity to travel internationally, representing DRPS in Afghanistan and Bosnia, duties she found to be particularly rewarding.
“I will miss my policing family very much,” said Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway, “but after 32 years I’m ready to start another chapter in my life. Let the honeymoon begin.”
Sherry’s last day was Feb. 23 and Durham Regional Police thanks her for her more than 32 years of dedication, leadership and inspiration.
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Retired Crown Attorney John Scott speaks about Sherry's career (JPG file, 42.2K bytes)