Peel police chief contract extended to 2028 in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published December 14, 2023 at 1:40 pm

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Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah will continue in his role until at least 2028.

The Peel Police Services Board announced today (Dec. 14) that Duraiappah’s contract will be extended to 2028.

Duraiappah was the Halton Regional Police Deputy Chief of District Operations before he officially took the Peel police chief role on Oct. 1, 2019, following the retirement of former Chief Jennifer Evans.

In a press release, the Board said Duraiappah has been “instrumental in advancing the vision and mission of the Police Services Board and Peel Regional Police and has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout his tenure.”

“Chief Duraiappah has proven himself to be an outstanding leader with a deep commitment to community safety and well-being,” said board chair Nando Iannicca. “The decision to extend his contract reflects the Police Services Board’s confidence in his vision, dedication, and the positive impact he has had on our community.”

Under Duraiappah’s leadership, the Peel Regional Police has achieved several key accomplishments, showcasing his commitment to community safety and well-being, building deep relationships between the police service and the residents of Peel Region, the board said.

Duraiappah also served as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police from 2022-2023, playing a pivotal role advancing policing initiatives across the province.

And last year, Duraiappah was appointed to the Order of Ontario.

Duraiappah said he was happy to continue to serve the community.

“I am honoured and grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with the outstanding women and men of Peel Regional Police and this great Region as Chief of Police,” Duraiappah said.

“Together with these dedicated members of Peel Regional Police, we will build on our successes and work towards creating the most progressive, innovative and inclusive police service in Canada.”

Duraiappah was born in Sri Lanka, and began his career with Halton Police in December 1995, according to his biography on the Peel Regional Police site.

He served in a variety of assignments throughout his career including front-line policing, specialized investigations and diversity and community relations.

He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Halton Police in 2015.

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