The Durham Regional Police Services Board has announced that Dr. Garry Cubitt has been appointed to the Board by the Provincial Government for a three-year term.
“I am delighted to be able to continue to serve the citizens of Durham Region in this new capacity,” said Dr. Cubitt. “I am eager to contribute to the Board’s deliberations and decisions on policing matters to help maintain the high levels of community safety that we enjoy.”
“Dr. Cubitt is an outstanding addition to the Board, given his profound understanding of the Region and the exceptional skill set he brings to the table,” stated Board Chair Kevin Ashe. “He is recognized as a community leader in Durham and his participation will greatly assist the Board in pursuing its objectives for policing and community safety.”
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.
Cubitt retired as Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Durham in the fall of 2018. He has also previously held instructor positions at the University of Toronto, York University and Durham College. He was on the founding Board of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and was the Chair of the Board when it welcomed its first students more than 10 years ago.