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Durham Regional Police Board announces re-appointment of Mr. Garry Cubitt

January 19, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Jan. 18, 2022, Whitby, Ont. – The Durham Regional Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Garry Cubitt has been reappointed to the Board by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for a three-year term. His initial appointment to the Board was effective February 1, 2019.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to continue to contribute as a member of the Police Services Board, and I thank the Provincial Government for their continued confidence in my ability to serve in this capacity,” said Mr. Cubitt. “The governance role played by the Board is critical to building community safety, and I am eager to continue to work with my Board colleagues, Chief Rollauer and his team to help ensure that the Durham Regional Police Service maintains the confidence and trust of the community and continues to provide excellent policing services.”

“Mr. Cubitt has a superior command of Durham Region and the issues confronting policing and our own Police Service,” said Chair Bobbie Drew. He has served effectively as the Board’s Vice-Chair and has also represented the Board as a member of the Region’s Steering Committee in the development of Durham’s first Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. We are very pleased that he has been reappointed to the Board.”

Having worked in municipal government throughout his career, Dr. Garry Cubitt retired as Chief Administrative Officer for the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Fall of 2018. He has extensive experience in organizational development, issues management, budget development, and finance and investment for complex public sector organizations. Dr. Cubitt 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 (UOIT) and was the Chair of the Board when it welcomed its first students more than 10 years ago.


Dr. Cubitt has served on many other community organizations including Durham College, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, and the United Way Campaign Region of Durham. He holds a B. Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from Trent University, an MSW from University of Toronto and an Honorary LL.D. from UOIT. He has been widely recognized by a number of organizations and was awarded the William G. Davis Award for his contributions to Ontario community colleges and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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