The Durham Regional Police Service recently welcomed 15 new recruits at a graduation ceremony in Oshawa. The new recruits were joined by a new member of the Canine Unit, Police Service Dog Riot, who also received his badge during the ceremony.
Welcoming the new officers was Chief Paul Martin, Police Services Board Chair Roger Anderson, His Worship Justice of the Peace Bob Boychyn, DRPA Vice President Brad Durst, Reverend Bill Tadeja and several members of the service. The DRPS Honour Guard and Pipes and Drums were also part of the ceremony.
The group successfully completed a 13-week training program at the Ontario Police College (OPC) and an eight-week in-service program at the DRPS Police Education and Innovation Centre . Constable Jeremy Gabriel spoke on behalf of the graduating class about their experiences at OPC in Aylmer, Ontario. The officers will join platoons across Durham Region and receive on-the-job training from coach officers for the next three months.
As voted upon by his peers, the Allan Christiansen Memorial Award went to Cst. Tyler Cooper. This award honours Cst.Cooper for his positive attitude in life and training, exceptional leadership qualities, dedication to a high level of personal fitness and his commitment to volunteering on the job and in the community.
Congratulations and welcome to our new officers!
Inspection of the Graduates (JPG file, 1,270.6K bytes)
New graduate Riot eagerly awaits his badge (JPG file, 328.8K bytes)
Cst. Gabriel addresses the group (JPG file, 310.1K bytes)
Allan Christiansen Award Winner Cst. Cooper (JPG file, 478.4K bytes)
Our New Recruits (JPG file, 389.2K bytes)