Guelph Police Services Board
September 21, 2018
The Guelph Police Services Board has accepted, with regret and congratulations, a Letter of Retirement from Jeff DeRuyter, Chief of Police, effective May 31st, 2019.
His 35-year exceptional record of service was acknowledged with thanks from the entire Board at its September meeting. Chair Don Drone commented, “It is clear that the Board and the community have been recipients of quality professional leadership by Chief DeRuyter over his distinguished career with the Guelph Police Service. He is a person of integrity and commitment to this community and he will be missed.“
He has been responsible for the creation of our forward-looking Business Plan, oversight of the Headquarters renovation and expansion project, preparations that will be in compliance with the new federal and provincial legislation and the provincial Police Services Act, and our continued presence in many community partnerships.
Chief DeRuyter has led with vision, integrity and collaboration in balancing the need to be proactive and reactive in all matters involving community safety.
Therefore, at its September meeting, it was with both regret and congratulations that the Board received and approved Chief DeRuyter’s resignation effective May 31, 2019. His presence in our community has left a legacy that continues in exemplary service to both the policing community and the community at large.
Chair, Police Services Board