The Durham Regional Police kicked off Police Week 2018 on May 14 at the Oshawa Centre. The public is invited to come out and talk to our officers and volunteers about policing in our communities.
Police Week is an opportunity for officers, volunteers and auxiliaries to interact with the public and allows citizens to ask questions and receive information beyond the DRPS website or social media channels.
An annual national event, this year's theme, "Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships" highlights two distinct concepts that are fundamentally linked - promoting community partnerships to help achieve the goal of community safety and wellbeing and celebrating the key role policing has in healthy and safe communities.
Throughout the week, officers volunteers with Victim Services, Neighborhood Watch and DRP Auxiliary officers will be at our booth located on the lower level of the shopping centre, across from Indigo. Members of the community can see some of our police vehicles and learn about crime prevention, how Victims Services can help those in need and recruiting information.
Representatives from a partnering agency, such as "Neighborhood Watch" will also be in attendance, as well as members of the DRPS Communications unit and Domestic Violence Investigations.
Police week is also an excellent opportunity for individuals considering a career in policing to find out more information. Because of the varied nature of police work, it's a profession where people will apply the skills and experiences they have developed from their previous training, education, professional and personal life.
Check out the DRPS display from Monday through to Thursday this week.
Police Week 2018 (JPG file, 479.0K bytes)
DRPS Police Week Group (JPG file, 1,616.9K bytes)
Cst. Rice Chats with Citizen (JPG file, 1,391.2K bytes)
Checking Out the Police Vehicles (JPG file, 1,337.8K bytes)
Auxiliary Officers (JPG file, 6,141.7K bytes)
Victims Services Volunteers (JPG file, 2,038.9K bytes)