The Durham Regional Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Superintendent Uday Jaswal of the Ottawa Police Service will be appointed Deputy Chief of Police of the Durham Regional Police Service, effective August 2, 2016.
"The Board is very proud and enthusiastic to welcome Deputy Chief Designate Jaswal," stated Police Services Board Chair, Roger Anderson. "Throughout his career, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership, a commitment to learning and community service, and a spirit of innovation. He understands the complexity of policing and the importance of the profession, and is passionate about its future. He ascended the ranks quickly in the nation's capital, where they recognized his talent and leadership potential, and we are so pleased that he will soon be a member of Chief Martin's Command team here in Durham Region."
Deputy Chief Designate Jaswal has been a police officer in Ottawa since 1995, reaching the rank of Superintendent in 2013. He has significant leadership experience in uniform, investigative and administrative functions, and has led and supported a number of high profile projects and initiatives, including the expansion of conducted energy weapons within the Ottawa Police Service.
Deputy Chief Designate Jaswal has been an active volunteer in his community, and is currently Chair of the Youth Services Bureau, the largest youth-serving agency in the city. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters of Public Administration from Queen's University.
"I am honoured to be joining the Durham Regional Police Service and to have earned the confidence of the Police Services Board," said Deputy Chief Designate Jaswal. "I am committed to supporting Chief Martin and the members of the DRPS so that Durham remains a leader in community safety. I am eager to assume my new role in my new community and look forward to contributing my knowledge and abilities to position the DRPS for continued success."
A swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Chief Designate Jaswal will be held in the Council Chamber at Regional Headquarters on August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Members of the public and the media will be invited to attend.
The Durham Regional Police Services Board is the civilian governing body of the Police Service. Its responsibilities include establishing objectives for policing in consultation with the Chief of Police, setting policies for the effective management of the Police Service, and hiring and monitoring the performance of the Chief of Police. The Board consists of seven members, three appointed by the Province of Ontario and four chosen by Regional Council.
Deputy Chief Designate Uday Jaswal (JPG file, 217.0K bytes)