Fifteen of the newest members of the Durham Regional Police Service were introduced at a graduation ceremony in Oshawa recently. The new recruits were joined by two new officers from the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service.
The group completed an 11-week training program at the Ontario Police College and a four-week in-service program at the DRP's Police Learning Centre. The officers will join platoons across Durham Region and receive on-the-job training from coach officers for the next three months.
Chief Mike Ewles, Police Services Board Chair Terry Clayton, Her Honour Madam Justice K. Mulligan, Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier, Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway and MC Inspector Eva Reti welcomed the officers to the Durham Regional Police team and wished them well throughout their careers. The Durham Regional Police Honour Guard, the DRP Pipes and Drums and the DRP Choir were also part of the ceremony.
The Allan Christiansen Memorial Award went to Constable Trevor Veenstra who was recognized for his leadership ability, volunteer spirit, and dedication to personal fitness and his talent for fostering camaraderie amongst his peers.
Congratulations to all our new members!
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DRP Board Chair Terry Clayton and Chief Ewles present the Allan Christiansen Award (JPG file, 315.6K bytes)
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