Friday, December 4

Retirement

Durham Regional Police, gta, Retirement, Toronto & GTA

Retiring Durham police chief: Cops ‘do falter, do struggle and do sometimes need help’

Yet another GTA police chief is retiring – and Durham’s top cop is sharing a few unvarnished opinions on his way out.The Durham Regional Police Services Board announced on Thursday that Chief Paul Martin has informed the board of his intention to retire following more than 30 years of service.Martin, who will remain in his role until September, is the third GTA chief in recent months to announce an end to their policing career — Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders retires July 31 and York Regional Police Chief Eric Joliffe retired April 30.Martin began his career with the DRPS in 1990, rose to deputy chief in 2012 and was named the region’s top cop in 2014.He leaves the service as independent investigators continue to probe allegations of corruption and abuse of power against him ...