The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has recognized the Durham Regional Police for its commitment to school safety patrol programs.
CAA Central Ontario recently awarded the DRPS with the 5th Annual School Safety Patrol Program Incentive Award, which includes a $1,000 cheque and a commemorative wall hanging. The funds will be plowed right back into future safety patrol initiatives to teach even more children how to be safety patrollers.
The Award is given to one Police Service in Central Ontario every year. Police Chief Kevin McAlpine graciously accepted the award on behalf of all employees. Whitby Mayor Marcel Brunelle was also on hand to congratulate the Service on its award.
“The Durham Regional Police Service is a leader in providing high-quality training and support to school safety patrollers,” said Anne Halkidis, traffic safety co-ordinator for CAA Central Ontario, “The officers’ involvement in the school safety patrol program sends a positive message to students about the importance of safety in their schools.
On hand for the presentation were three key members of the DRPS safety patroller team: Oshawa Community Services Officer Pat Judges, Regional Community Services Officer Sgt. Henry Otter and Oshawa CPO Elementary School Liaison Officer Cst. Dave Morton.
The attached photo features, from left to right, Anne Halkidis, Mayor Brunelle, Chief McAlpine and Officers Morton, Otter and Judges.
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