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Durham police moving forward with Chief selection process

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

DURHAM: The Durham Regional Police Services Board has chosen a recruitment firm to help them with their process of selecting the next police chief.

On Wednesday, August 24th, the board announced they had selected Waterhouse Executive Search to help them find the successor to, now retired Durham Regional Police (DRPS) Chief, Paul Martin.

“Waterhouse has demonstrated it has the experience and proficiency to assist the Board in making this important decision,” Board Chair Bobbie Drew said, in a statement. “We look forward to identifying the best candidate possible, to lead the DRPS to new levels of policing excellence.”

In a press release, the Board provided some background on the company.

“Waterhouse Executive Search is recognized as one of Canada’s most respected recruitment firms, and its partners have over 250 years of combined recruitment expertise. With extensive experience in the policing and municipal sectors, Waterhouse is well-positioned to execute an effective recruitment and candidate assessment strategy.”

The selection process is expected to begin early in 2023, following the appointment of the new Police Services Board, after the municipal election.

“We are eager to move forward with a stable, committed and exceptional leadership team, to ensure Durham Region remains a safe community in which to live, work, play and do business,” the press release concluded.

Chief Martin retired from his job in September of 2020. Since then, Todd Rollauer has been serving as the interim Chief.

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