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Guelph Police Services Board welcomes new member

Retired staff sergeant joins board for three-year term
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The Guelph Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Roderick Curran to the board, effective April 11.

Curran was appointed for a three-year term by the lieutenant-governor of Ontario as the provincially appointed member.

Curran has an in-depth knowledge of the different areas of policing and public-sector security. From 1974 to 2005, he was a member of the Guelph Police Service, retiring as a staff sergeant after a 31-year career. He held leadership positions in various units during his career, such as young offenders, uniform patrol, human resources/training, criminal investigations, traffic and professional standards.

Immediately after retirement from the police service, Curran served for eight years as director of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service, which provides leadership to the university in developing and implementing a strategy and programs to ensure a safe and secure campus. Leadership positions during this time include president of the Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators and vice-chair of Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers.

Throughout his career Curran has been active in several community and volunteer activities. During his time as an officer, he was very actively involved with the Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group in their basketball and road hockey programs. When he took the position at Wilfrid Laurier, he established a bursary in the name of Onward Willow in order to support the educational goals of the youth of the Onward Willow Neighbourhood in Guelph.

Curran is excited about bringing his experience to serving the community as a member of the Guelph Police Services Board.

He and his wife, Lise, have lived in Guelph for many years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

“We welcome Mr. Curran to the board,” said Don Drone, chair of the board. “Mr. Curran’s professional experience will be an asset in our continuation of good governance for our exceptional police force.”

The Guelph Police Services Board is comprised of five members. Two are appointed by the province; two are members of city council and one a community representative appointed to the board by city council. Curran will take the place of Judy Sorbara, whose term of appointment as a provincial representative ended on Oct. 5, 2018. Sorbara served the Guelph Police Service and the Guelph community as a member of the board for eight years, six of those years as chair. She was tireless in her dedication to her responsibilities and took every opportunity to engage with the Service and the community. The Guelph Police Services Board wishes Sorbara all the best in her future endeavours.