Police Week began May 16 when Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway was joined by the OPP and RCMP for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The theme this year is “Working Together for a Safer Community.”
An annual event in Ontario, Police Week is dedicated to increasing crime prevention awareness and interacting with the community. The DRPS display will run from May 16 to May 19 at the Oshawa Centre.
Police displays include counterfeit money and detection, crime prevention, recruiting information and Neighbourhood Watch. Members from our Tactical Support Unit, K-9, and Traffic Services will also be in attendance.
On May 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Ontario Masons, in partnership with the DRPS Police Safety Week, will have volunteers on hand to offer their Child Identification Program at no charge. This service consists of five components: digital photography; digital video; digital fingerprints, vital child information and a dental bite impression, including a DNA sample.
“Police Week allows us to collaborate with our policing partners in Durham as well as provide the community with valuable information,” said Community Services Cst. Marten Wind. “I would like to encourage the community to come out and visit us this week.”
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Cst. Wind points out how to spot counterfeit currency (JPG file, 79.9K bytes)
Deputy Chief Whiteway meets with community members (JPG file, 81.2K bytes)
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