Durham Regional Police Service

Celebrates 50 years of community safety
The Durham Regional Police Service is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. We invite all our citizens to engage and learn more about their police service. This site features our history and information about our Chiefs and the evolution of our Service including links to our most recent strategic plan.
We invite our community including our cherished retirees to submit content from the last 50 years or check our events page throughout the year. We will be hosting a large community event on June 15, 2024 at Iroquois Park in Whitby and hope you will be able to join us.
Peter Moreira, Chief

Message from Chief Peter Moreira

As we celebrate 50 years of dedicated service, we extend our deepest gratitude to the residents of Durham Region for your unwavering support and trust. Together, we have faced challenges, grown and strived for a safer, more united community. We are immensely proud and honoured to celebrate our 50th anniversary serving you. Your trust and collaboration have been the cornerstone of our success.
This significant milestone marks not only our history but also our commitment to continue fostering strong partnerships, safeguarding lives and serving with integrity, respect and compassion. Thank you for being our partners on this journey. Here’s to the next 50 years of ensuring Durham Region is the safest place to live, work and play.
Shaun Collier, PSB Chair

Message from PSB Chair Shaun Collier

Congratulations to the Durham Regional Police Service on reaching this incredible milestone. For 50 years, the steadfast dedication of our members has enhanced the safety and security of our residents.
As we stride into the future, our Board stands resolute in supporting the fundamental priorities of the DRPS— fostering trust, delivering community-centric policing and continuing to modernize the Police Service. This path demands a united effort, a collaboration between the DRPS and the communities it serves. We extend an open invitation to our community members to seize every opportunity to engage and connect.
On behalf of the Durham Regional Police Services Board, I extend profound gratitude to all DRPS members - past and present, sworn and civilian - for your tireless service and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in our community, every single day.
Our History
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DRPS Chiefs of Police
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Chief Vern White
Chief Mike Ewles