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  Constables in the Community

Jun 02, 2011 14:19 ET

Durham Regional Police officers recently added “serving coffee” and “reeling bass” to their list of skills after time spent engaging with the community during Kids Fishing Day and Tim Hortons’ Camp Day.

Officers from Central West Division helped young fishers at Kids Fishing Day on May 14, a fishing derby held at Heber Downs Conservation Area. As well as catching some rainbow trout, DRP handed out hats and t-shirts to all of the event’s participants. Cst. Keith Richards also spent a morning helping with Tim Hortons’ Camp Day on June 1, visiting their Bowmanville location to take orders and brew coffee.

“This is my sixth year participating in Camp Day,” said Richards. “Community engagement is my number one priority so I love taking part in this event.”

Every year, Durham Regional Police officers participate in hundreds of local events aimed to build positive relationships with the citizens of Durham Region.

Below are attached files.
community thumb (JPG file, 40.1K bytes)
Cst. Richards shares a chat with locals Kimberly (centre) and Giselle (JPG file, 361.6K bytes)
Keith runs out of coffee!! (JPG file, 361.6K bytes)
Group shot of DRP officers and participants at Kids Fishing Day (JPG file, 414.1K bytes)
Cst. Jeff Smith and Damien share fishing secrets (JPG file, 338.3K bytes)
Cst. Smith tried to wrestle a trout off Damien's hook (JPG file, 584.3K bytes)