For Immediate Release
August 2, 2019
“I am thrilled to be welcoming Nish Duraiappah as Peel Regional Police’s (PRP) new Chief of Police.
With more than 25 years of experience, Nish brings a wealth of experience that will help modernize PRP and ensure that Mississauga remains one of the safest cities in Canada.
Nish has served as a uniform patrol officer with the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and worked in the Regional Drug & Morality Bureau and Guns & Gangs Unit amongst other posts. He has an extensive history of working closely with diverse, cultural, and faith communities as a Diversity & Cultural Relations Coordinator with Halton Police. For the past 4 years, he has served the Halton community as their Deputy Chief of Police.
Nish represents the next generation of leadership for the police service. This is a historic hire with only one other Chief in PRP’s history recruited from outside the force.
As a member of the Peel Police Services Board, we interviewed numerous external and internal candidates for the role and believe Deputy Chief Duraiappah will bring the renewed leadership and direction that PRP needs to keep our communities safe.
I want to personally thank Chris McCord for his steady leadership and guidance as interim Chief over the past eight months.
One again, I send my sincerest congratulations to Deputy Chief Duraiappah on this well-deserved post. We are thrilled to officially welcome Nish as our new Chief of Police effective October 1, 2019.”
-Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga.