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  Pride Toronto Recognizes Durham Police

Aug 16, 2011 09:52 ET

DRPS was recently recognized with the “Best Accessory” award from members of Pride Toronto.

The award recognized the DRP rainbow decaled cruiser that our members march alongside each year. The cruiser has been part of the parade for the past four years.

“We always hear such positive feedback whenever anyone sees the cruiser during the parade,” said Cst. Keith Richards, DRP Diversity Coordinator. “We are honoured Pride Durham created this new category to recognize the impact it makes.”

With over 5,800 participants, the 2011 parade was the largest Pride Parade in Toronto’s history.

DRPS was joined by several police services across southern Ontario including the Toronto Police Service, RCMP, OPP, Niagara Regional Police and Waterloo Regional Police.

Thanks to the many DRP, Youth in Policing and Durham Regional staff members and volunteers who braved the heat to hand out candies and wristbands to spectators while supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community.

It’s estimated over 1.2 million people attend the Pride parade each year.

Below are attached files.
cruiser thumb (JPG file, 43.7K bytes)
At the 2011 parade (JPG file, 212.9K bytes)
Pride Toronto Certificate (JPG file, 161.2K bytes)