Nineteen auxiliary recruits were sworn in recently at the Durham Regional Police Headquarters. His Worship Bob Boychyn led the recruits in taking their Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy.
The recruits went through four months of intensive training on topics including: Criminal Code, Police Services Act, Highway Traffic Act, Use of Force, DRPS directives, overview of investigative units and traffic training.
On May 4, the recruits attended the Ontario Police Memorial at Queens Park in Toronto and are now ready to be deployed to divisions throughout the service. Deputy Chief Scott Burns thanked the recruits for stepping forward to assist the DRPS and the citizens of Durham Region.
For more than 35 years, the DRPS Auxiliary Unit has provided volunteer community service to the citizens of the Durham Region. They are able to participate in community-based initiatives such as local parades, festivals and fairs. They are also given the opportunity to partake in car and foot patrols with regular service officers.
New Aux recruits (JPG file, 24.4K bytes)
His Worship Bob Boychyn congratulating new recruit. (JPG file, 137.3K bytes)
Deputy Chief Scott Burns gives speech at swearing in ceremony. (JPG file, 119.9K bytes)