Paul Martin

Paul Martin resides in Whitby and is the Chief of Police for the Region of Durham. As Chief of Police, Paul maintains the highest possible performance standards in the area of police service administration, as well as in related best practices with regard to the management of human, material and financial resources, crime prevention and other public safety challenges. Paul is a member of the Ontario, Canadian and International Chiefs of Police. He received his Diploma in Police Foundations from Humber College, his BAA in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph, and his MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

He has led the development of, and introduced the Continuous Improvement Program to the Durham Region Police Service. Today, he continues to champion and provide Executive Sponsorship for the program. Additionally, he has led efforts to update and finalize Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans for the Service. He also is currently leading diversity initiatives at the Provincial level and within the Durham Region Police Service that are producing tangible results in the areas of community relations and recruiting.

Paul has sat on a number of committees in many roles including Co-Chair of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Diversity Committee, Member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Victims Committee and the Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee. He has also been a member of the Governing Body Executive of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario and the Steering Committee of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. Before his appointment to Chief of Police in 2014, he served as a member of the Durham Regional Police Service since 1990.

Paul will be serving his first term with the Board commencing June 2017. Paul also serves as a Member of the Board for the John Howard Society Board of Directors and has served as Secretary, Vice President and President for Durham Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors where he served on all active committees including Services, Finance and Operations, Executive Director Evaluation and Board Policy Review.