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  DRP's Auxiliary Unit Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Oct 07, 2002 11:10 ET

Police Services Board Chair Bob Boychyn, Oshawa Mayor Nancy Diamond and Chief of Police Kevin McAlpine celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Durham Regional Police Service’s Auxiliary Unit at Lviv Hall on Friday night.

The unit was honoured for its role in assisting the service with events such as traffic control, crime scene preservation, searches and disaster response. Members of the unit work in a volunteer capacity to assist in both planned community events such as Autofest, as well as emergency situations that require special training. All 50 members of the Auxiliary Unit are specially trained in law, arrest procedures, and use of force options.

Twenty-five year auxiliary veteran Bob Buller spoke to the crowd about his experiences as one of twelve original members of the unit back in 1977. As well, artist James Lumbers presented a commemorative work of art to the Auxiliary Unit. Prints will be made from the original and will be available in art galleries and shops across Canada in November, 2002.

Below are attached files.
top story photo (JPG file, 5.1K bytes)
Chief McAlpine, James Lumbers and Cst. Buller (JPG file, 38.5K bytes)
Chief McAlpine, Cst. Buller, Chair Boychyn (JPG file, 25.9K bytes)