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Durham Regional Police Service Board Highlights


New Leadership

Chief Moreira was appointed in March 2023, succeeding Chief Rollauer’s 3-year term as Chief of Police. A highly experienced professional with more than three decades of service with the Toronto Police Service, Chief Moreira is prioritizing trust, modernization and partnership as the building blocks for better community safety outcomes. Deputy Chiefs Chris Kirkpatrick and Kim Yeandle, also from the Toronto Police Service, round out the newest additions to the Command team. Over the course of their careers they have gained experience across the entire spectrum of police operations and operational support. The Board is eager to embrace the future of policing in Durham Region with a revitalized leadership team.

Setting the Stage for the New Strategic Plan

With the support of the DRPS, the Board expended significant time and effort throughout the year to obtain community and stakeholder input into priorities for community safety across the Region. Multiple sessions were held and surveys conducted to receive input from DRPS members, businesses, community groups, members of the public and elected representatives. A Town Hall was also hosted with the Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) to gather input from as broad a spectrum as possible. The Board looks forward to achieving the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan, working alongside community partners. Progress in meeting objectives will be monitored vigorously and reported to the public regularly in the years ahead.

Reappointment of Board Member Fisher

In February of 2023, Durham Regional Council reappointed Ms. Karen Fisher to the Police Service Board. Ms. Fisher has extensive governance and community service experience, serving on the Board of the Clarington East Food Bank and as the Chair of the Board of the Elexicon Group. Ms. Fisher has also been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards since 2020. Her expertise and experience will help the Board continue to ensure that excellent police services are provided to the community.
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