DRPS Community Event Huge Success

DRPS Community Event Huge Success

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) celebrated its 50th anniversary this past weekend with a community event at Iroquois Sports Centre in Whitby. The celebration saw a tremendous turnout from the community, highlighting the strong relationship between DRPS and the residents we serve.

The event featured the award-winning DRPS Pipes and Drums Band and Choir, demonstrations from the DRPS K9 unit, a scavenger hunt for kids, information booths, a DRPS Museum highlighting the evolution of the police service, vintage cruiser display and DRPS photo booth. Children enjoyed meeting the K-9 unit dogs and exploring police vehicles, and kids and adults alike had an opportunity to talk with members from various units across the service.

Chief of Police, Peter Moreira, kicked off the day, thanking the public for their unwavering support and attendance. “We are so appreciative that you are with us today to celebrate this significant milestone. Community safety is our core priority and we do that in partnership with you.”

Both K-9 demonstrations were well attended and the police service dogs were thrilled to show off their skills. For many, the highlight of the day was completing the scavenger hunt and receiving the limited edition DRPS K-9 stuffy.

Thank you to everyone who brought non-perishable food items and helped us cram-a-cruiser. Following the event, officers delivered more than 1,000lbs of food to the local food bank.

The event was made possible by the tireless efforts of our police service members and volunteers who worked behind the scenes. Their dedication ensured a memorable and seamless celebration for all attendees.

DRPS extends its heartfelt thanks to all who attended and participated in making the 50th-anniversary celebration a resounding success. Here’s to many more years of partnership and progress.


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