City cops mark Police Week

City cops mark Police Week
POLICE WEEK: Daniel Doyon (left)

CORNWALL, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service is celebrating Police Week in the community.

Bishop MacDonell students visited the CCPS east-end station open house as part of Police Week in Ontario (May 15-21) on Thursday (May 19).

Students examined the uniqueness of fingerprints rough dusting and lifting them with the help of Const. Carole Lalonde.

Lalonde, a member of the forensics unit since 2013, told students that in Canada, unlike the U.S., a university degree is not required to be a forensic identification officer. If a cop exhibits the skills needed and a genuine interest, the service recommends training.

Meanwhile outside, the tasty smell of a barbecue fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario wafted in the station’s parking lot, as students and local residents visited with representatives of several law enforcement agencies and community support groups.

A series of information kiosks with equipment on display were manned by the SD&G OPP, SLC police foundations program, Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), Ministry of Natural Resources, Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers, Cornwall Emergency Response Team (CERT), CN Rail police, Triple P program of SDG-PR&A, Victim Services of SDG&A, and the Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) of SDG&A.

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