A new frontline patrol vehicle in North Durham, unveiled Saturday, celebrates our close partnership and deep respect with our Indigenous community.
The cruiser was unveiled Saturday, June 17 at the fairgrounds of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation near Port Perry. DRPS Chief Paul Martin and MSIFN Chief Kelly LaRocca participated in the unveiling of the new cruiser, which depicts a DRPS First Nation officer, Darryl LaFrance in full ceremonial dress.
The specially-wrapped vehicle shows the deep respect and admiration the DRPS feels for our Indigenous community in Durham Region. It will be employed as a frontline response vehicle, so will be seen throughout Scugog Township, Brock Township and the Township of Uxbridge.
It was unveiled on June 17 as part of National Aboriginal History Month. Our National Aboriginal Day takes place on June 21, 2017 and Cst. LaFrance will appear in full ceremonial dress on June 21st at HQ in Whitby with the cruiser to help celebrate this special day.
Smudging of New Cruiser (JPG file, 530.0K bytes)
Chiefs Martin and LaRocca Unveil the new Cruiser (JPG file, 383.4K bytes)
Chief Martin Participates in Snudging Ceremony, Conducted by Bernard Nelson of Eabametoong First Nation (JPG file, 571.9K bytes)
Cst. Al Macdonald Shows a Young Fan a DRP Harley (JPG file, 385.5K bytes)
Our Marine Vessel was also Smudged by Bernard Nelson (JPG file, 352.1K bytes)