The Durham Regional Police now has 10 new friends from Saint Charles Garnier Catholic School in Whitby, thanks to a new Safe Schools initiative, undertaken at Central West Division.
The Safe Schools initiative was developed in partnership with our local school boards, and includes one officer per shift being assigned to a different high school to help them continue to provide a safe and productive environment for children to learn.
Thanks to the new initiative, Constable Amy Chatten made a connection with one student in particular, who has been fighting a courageous battle and undergoing cancer treatments for several months. Knowing this students love of police, she arranged a special day for his entire class. They toured Central West Division, talked about traffic safety with Cst. MacDuff and even met K-9 Blitz and his handler D/Cst. King. This great day ended with a visit to the hangar to see Air 1 and meet S/Sgt. Cain and D/Cst. Greene of our Air Support Unit.
Each student left with a gift bag and, more importantly, some new friends with members of our Service.
Our friends from Saint Charles Garnier (JPG file, 353.1K bytes)
S/Sgt. Cain answers questions about Air 1 (JPG file, 325.1K bytes)
D/Cst. Greene shows students the inside of the helicopter (JPG file, 367.9K bytes)
A great day was had by all (JPG file, 382.7K bytes)