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  Chief McAlpine Announces Retirement

May 10, 2005 07:41 ET

After 33 years in policing and 19 years as a chief, Kevin McAlpine announced his retirement to the Board yesterday.

Board Chair Doug Moffatt praised the Chief for his years of service and his leadership of the DRPS over the past 7 ½ years.

“We sincerely appreciate the work you have done,” said Chair Moffatt, “Under your guidance, significant improvements have been made in the police service and in public safety.”

The Board will now hire a personnel firm and launch a Canada-wide search for a replacement, which Chair Moffatt described as a “difficult task.” Chief McAlpine has agreed to stay on until the new chief is hired, which could take until the end of October 2005.

Kevin McAlpine began his career as an ambulance driver in Peterborough before joining the Peterborough Police Force on January 17, 1972. He served in the Uniform Branch, Criminal Investigations Bureau and Planning.

He was hired as Chief in Durham Region in October 1997 and joined a team of 584 officers and 155 civilians with an operating budget of $55 million. In 2005, he will leave a force of 777 officers and 261 civilians, with an operating budget of $112 million. He is a past president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and Chair of the OACP's Organized Crime Committee.

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Chief Kevin McAlpine (JPG file, 20.6K bytes)
Chief Kevin McAlpine (JPG file, 20.6K bytes)