Durham Police Announce New Board Appointment

The Durham Regional Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Steve DeBoer has been appointed to the Board by the Provincial Government for a three-year term.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the Police Services Board,” said Mr. DeBoer. “Policing is a critical public service and I look forward to applying my knowledge and skill to decisions affecting community safety and wellbeing.”

“Mr. DeBoer has extensive governance background in the public and private sector, and his experience will add significant value to the Board’s deliberations,” stated Board Chair Kevin Ashe. “He has earned an excellent reputation in the business sector and we are excited to welcome him.”

The Board would also like to thank outgoing member Ms. Rose Rockbrune for her commitment to the Board for over a decade. Ms. Rockbrune’s considerable financial acumen and her engagement with the community and the DRPS at events and policing functions were especially valuable.

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 the 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.

Mr. Steve DeBoer has been involved with various boards over the last decade. Some highlights include being a Director on the Board of Directors for the Durham Home Builders Association, the Clarington Board of Trade, and the Veridian Connections Board.

Mr. DeBoer is currently a member of the Clarington Board of Trade where he is the Chair of the Finance and Governance Committees and is also a member of the Executive Committee. He has also recently completed his term as a member of the Veridian Connections Board. He has completed his designation as a Chartered Director from the Director’s College, Canada’s first university accredited corporate director development program developed jointly by the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

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