Durham Regional Police Service was twice honoured on June 22 at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Conference held in Sudbury in recognition of our contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario.
After 18 years of involvement, Sergeant Shaun Arnott, co-ordinator of the Torch Run for DRPS, was given the Award of Honour. This award is presented to Law Enforcement personnel and corporate sponsors who have made a significant commitment to the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics as a fundraiser and/or organizer.
“The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is my way of showing dedication and commitment to our community,” says Shaun. “It is easy to be so giving of yourself when others, like the athletes, give back just as much and more.”
The entire DRPS was also recognized and awarded the Torch Award for the distinction of raising in excess of $1,000,000 for Special Olympics Ontario. Owen Sound and Niagara are the only other two police services honoured with this award this year.
Congratulations to Sergeant Arnott, S/Sgt. Karen Moloney and the dozens of police officers and civilians who contributed so much to Special Olympics Ontario on behalf of the Durham Regional Police Service.
Sergeant Arnott thumb (JPG file, 35.5K bytes)
Accepting the award on behalf of DRPS (JPG file, 178.8K bytes)