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  DRP Constable Wins Prestigious Award

Aug 27, 2004 08:56 ET

A Durham Regional Police Constable was awarded a 2004 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award for his outstanding efforts in preventing and combating youth crime in Durham Region.

Constable Dean Roy was presented the prestigious "Award of Distinction" on Aug. 25 at a Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Vancouver.

Cst. Roy, a Youth Officer and 13-year veteran of the DRPS, has undertaken many initiatives to help teach community stakeholders about the new Youth Criminal Justice Act and ways they can work together to help prevent youth crime.

He created a forum between public and separate school boards to ensure consistency in dealing with youth issues, taught community partners about the impact the YCJA would have on Durham Region, encouraged community stakeholders to come together to solve issues of youth at risk, applied for a government grant to develop a manual to assist youth at risk, and developed a youth referral database for Durham Region that lists over 100 agencies and their contact information.

And these are just some of Cst. Roy’s accomplishments.

“Cst. Roy has truly embraced the philosophy that partnerships, information sharing and community awareness are the keys to building a strong network to deal with youth at risk,” says Durham Regional Police Superintendent Greg Mills, who nominated Cst. Roy for the award. “It is because of Dean’s commitment and innovative approaches that Durham Region has been recognized as a leader in Ontario for its youth programs.”

The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award was established in 2000 in conjunction with the CACP to recognize the efforts of police officers who look beyond the formal court system in dealing with young persons who break the law. The award is presented each year at the CACP Annual Conference. Winners are selected by a committee of members from various police, youth and criminal justice agencies.

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Cst. Dean Roy (JPG file, 25.2K bytes)
Cst. Dean Roy (JPG file, 25.2K bytes)