We are on a mission to drive home the anti-bullying message and on October 20, 2014, we took a literal step in that direction by unveiling our newly decaled STOP Bullying cruiser.
Chief Paul Martin and Chief-For-A-Day Victoria Broomer proudly unveiled our police services newest police vehicle at an Anti-Bullying Rally at Sherwood Public School in Oshawa. Our vehicle has been cosmetically re-purposed to promote anti-bullying. The objective: to open the lines of communication about bullying and to reaffirm our dedication and commitment to anti-bullying in a new way. The pink cruiser is intended to serve as a symbol of hope and strength to those who have experienced intimidation or violence in the form of bullying.
Bullying happens in a variety of ways -Social, Cyber, Physical and Verbal. All are equally wrong and can have long-lasting effects on someone's mental health and physical well-being.
When you see someone who is being bullied dont sit silently by and let it happen. Studies have proven when someone intervenes, the bullying usually stops within 10 seconds.
If you are a victim of bullying, confide in someone you trust: a teacher, coworker, police, friend or parent. You don't have to deal with the situation alone.
Please visit the following websites for valuable resources in combating this issue.
We would like to thank Sherwood Public School and the Durham District School Board for helping us launch this very important initiative.
Keep an eye out for our new cruiser in your community and lets work together to make our community a safer place in which to live, work and play.
New Anti-Bullying Cruiser (JPG file, 1,047.2K bytes)
It was a packed house at the unveiling of our new cruiser, thanks to our hosts Sherwood Public School (JPG file, 679.1K bytes)
Chief Martin and Chief Victoria helped students make their pledge (JPG file, 663.2K bytes)
The students at Sherwood Public School created a pledge and some pink T-shirts for the day (JPG file, 664.6K bytes)
Chief Victoria likes the new cruiser (JPG file, 651.5K bytes)
Cst. Wilson and Chief Victoria are with Staff Sergeant Haskins, who came up with the idea for our new cruiser (JPG file, 623.9K bytes)