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  DRPS Hosts ABLE Awards Ball

May 11, 2015 14:55 ET

The Durham Regional Police Service was the proud host of this years Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE), 23rd Annual Scholarship Awards Ball on Saturday May 9, 2015 in Ajax.

This annual event, which is attended by over 600 law enforcement members from around the world, was held for the first time ever in Durham Region. The theme of this year's gala is Bridging the Gap - Fostering Community Relationships. The keynote speaker for the evening was Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty from the Buffalo Police Department and special guest speaker Captain Ron Johnson from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (Ferguson Crisis).

The Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1992 to address the needs and concerns of Black and other racial minorities in the law enforcement community. The membership includes: Police Officers, Custom Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Immigration Officers, Court Services Officers, Sheriffs, By-Law Officers, Special Constables and members of the community.

The highlight of the evening was the Scholarship Awards, recognizing academic excellence and community service amongst the young people from our community.

For more information about Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE), please visit: A.B.L.E.

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Chief Martin with the Chiefs of Toronto and York (JPG file, 1,264.7K bytes)
ABLE Guests (JPG file, 1,132.5K bytes)
ABLE Guests (JPG file, 1,165.9K bytes)
ABLE Guests (JPG file, 1,221.8K bytes)