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DRPA Execute and Board meet w/MP Colin Carrie

Police Day at Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Covid-19 Pandemic
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ATTENTION DRPA MEMBERS:

The Association continues to assist Members and provide information during this unprecedented time in our lives. 
Please remember that we are here to assist you.  Although the DRPA offices are closed to the public and our Members for day-to-day operations, we remain available to each of you.
You can contact us by cell phone or email.  Should you need to meet in person, please call ahead and we will make necessary the arrangements to do.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.   

For Covid-19 updates, click on the following links:

Updates from DRPA
Board Contact Information
Updates from CPA and PAO

 

Temporary Office Closure during

On March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).With little to no pre-existing immunity to this new disease, it is critical that individuals and organizations implement certain precautions in order to assist with reducing the spread of the virus. These precautions include regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer and can also include “social distancing”, which is intended to minimize contact with others in an effort to minimize transmission of the virus.

In light of the above, I want to assure you that the health and safety of our Members and staff remain a top priority for the DRPA. Many businesses and public venues have closed in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the York and Peel Police Associations.

The Durham Regional Police Association has also decided to close our offices and The Bunker. The closure will remain in place for two weeks commencing on March 16.  Should the Board extends the closure period, we will keep you apprised.

During that time, the Association Executive will review and assess the situation and determine whether or not to extend the closure at which point the Membership will be notified.

Please note the following during the closure:

The DRPA offices will be closed to the public and our Members for day-to-day operations.

  • The Executive will still be at the office but any appointments will be arranged on a case by case basis. Please call the office before attending.
  • The President, Vice President, Chief of Staff and the Directors are available to Members for any and all issues during this time, meetings can be arranged in consultation with the specific member of the Board.
  • All staff and Executive will be readily available to Members to respond to phone calls, messages and e-mails in a timely manner during business hours to ensure continued business as usual. A list of telephone numbers and/or email addresses are provided below.
  • The Bunker operations will be fully suspended during this two-week closure. Any pre-booked events will be cancelled, unless special circumstances exist, which will be decided upon by the Executive team on a case by case basis

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Colin Goodwin
President

Board of Directors CONTACT INFORMATION for Members, click here.

 

Welcome to the Durham Regional Police Association website.

The DRPA represents in excess of 800 Uniform Members, and approximately 300 Civilian Members, which includes about 15% Part-time. This home page and linked pages are available for the Public, our Members can access the ‘members only’ pages with a username and password.

Working with Parliamentarians

The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is an umbrella organization that represents over 60,000 civilian and sworn front-line law enforcement professionals from across Canada. Our members serve every municipal and provincial police service, First Nations police agencies, the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway police, and we look forward to including personnel from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as they certify their own, independent association. On behalf of our members, we work in a non-partisan fashion with Members of Parliament from all political parties to advocate for policies that promote public safety while improving the health and safety of those who serve their communities. Our members regularly appear before Parliamentary Committees to offer expert testimony during the consideration of legislation, and are always available to facilitate meetings with Parliamentarians in their home ridings to provide a local policing perspective on important issues. Over the course of the 42nd Parliament, we have been proud to work with Parliamentarians on a number of key issues, including the recently implemented regime to legalize marijuana for recreational use and the adoption of a national strategy to address the unique mental health challenges faced by our country’s first responders. We appreciate that Members of the House of Commons and Senate, from all parties, have worked with Canada’s public police professionals to ensure that the public safety of our communities is a key consideration during the policy development process, and we look forward to continuing that engagement.

Durham Regional Police Association Golf Tournament – In Support of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation

The Durham Regional Police Association has been honoured to host the Annual Ontario Police Memorial golf tournament, which, over the past nine years, has raised over $192,000 for the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation through its participants and generous sponsors.

We regretfully advise both our long-time and more recent participants and supporters this year’s tournament will be postponed until 2019 due to the withdrawal of our major sponsor. 

Without the sponsorship of this major company, the tournament is no longer a fiscally viable venture and with such short notice, we are unable to secure another sponsor who is able to provide the support we require to ensure a successful event.  As a result, registrations and payments that have been received for this year’s event will be returned.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we will be reorganizing the tournament and look forward to your participation next year.

On behalf of the DRPA Board of Directors,

Andrew Tummonds & Dave Conforti
Tournament Co-Chairs

Police Moms 

The PAO launched Ontario Police Moms, a social media campaign aimed at increasing positive sentiment about the police services by sharing as many personal stories as possible.

Video 1 – The Hardest Part
Video 2 – Gerda’s Story
Video 3 – The Best Part of the Job
Video 4 – What Makes Them Who They Are

Visitors

Feel free to browse our public pages. We have information about upcoming events, newsworthy articles and board contact information. Please send us your feedback to info@drpa.ca if there is anything you would like to share or see changed.

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Uniform and Civilian Members

‘Members Only’ pages can be accessed by clicking the “Member Login” at the right of this page. Your login information will be sent to your @drpa.ca mail account. Check your e-mail account. Your access to the members content must be approved by the Office before you can browse the ‘Members Only’ pages. You can then return to the site and login. Once logged in, you will be able to browse the ‘Members Only’.
Your comments are also welcome via e-mail at info@drpa.ca.

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