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  3. This is the exciting life story of frontier and city policing that spanned over 50 yrs and two centuries. Peter Kerr was born in Toronto in 1864, his father farmed land plots at the "commons " the site of the old Ford Hotel, Edward and Bay St. In 1882, at 18yrs old working as a bookbinder and looking for adventure Peter joined the Northwest Mounted Police. He was assigned to Fort McLeod, then to several outpost one being Beaver House which contained 30 cells, a court room, mess hall and mens barricks. He became an excellent horseman and sharpshooter. In 1885 he fought/policed in the Northwes
  4. bobpyefinch

    Dryden Police OPP Costings:

    ‘It’s unbelievable,’ councillor on Dryden’s OPP Costing Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 20:00 Written by Ryan Forbes Councillor Shayne MacKinnon says he was ‘floored’ to see Mayor Greg Wilson’s Notice of Motion to add OPP Costing onto council’s agenda in October, after the OPP’s original proposal was shot-down in 2019. He believes the move could be related to a recent contract negotiation with the police union. Councillors with the City of Dryden are set to discuss and vote on potentially pursuing a second OPP Costin
  5. Detroit-Area Police and Fire Collectors Show & Exhibit SATURDAY, April 10, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Police & Fire Badges, Patches and Memorabilia Uniforms and Restraints Unique and Prize Winning Collections and Displays Where: UFCW Union Hall 876 Horrace Brown Drive, Madison Heights MI (13 Mile and I-75) Admission: Adults $5.00, Children 12 and Under Free! • Hourly Door Prizes • Display Awards • Patch Drop Box Drawing • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ ADMISSION - This is a “closed” show. You must be a known collector or have valid police / f
  6. Many thanks to Doug Harmer for hosting the show amid all the COVID-19 pandemic concerns. And, thanks to Jim Wouters for sharing the photos. You can check out the photos at
  7. Guest

    Canadian Postal Security

    This badge is for what is now corporate security. It is definitely pre 90’s as it is very similar to the badges issued to us in the mid 80’s when they were phased out. More likely the 70’s. They still carry badges but more like a police shield now.
  8. The HPHS&M have released their 2018-2019 Annual Report which contains some good historical reading.
  9. Ken Sabo

    Richard Rohmer

    He's also the Honourary Chief of the Toronto Paramedic Service (amongst many other honours) and I had the pleasure of meeting him several years ago when one of my sons got hired as a paramedic. The consummate gentleman.
  10. ahp309

    Richard Rohmer

    Thanks for posting that story, Bob. I have read many of his books over the years...Great author!!
  11. walkthebeat

    Richard Rohmer

    Great article. Thanks for sharing Bob!
  12. bobpyefinch

    Richard Rohmer

    https://www.everythingzoomer.com/lifestyle/spirit/2019/01/25/happy-95th-birthday-richard-rohmer-truly-original-canadian/
  13. mikestoltz

    Cambridge Police Insignia Collector Show

    Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:30am to 2:00pm Tables: $7 each Admission: $4 Royal Canadian Legion 4 Veteran's Way Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3K7 Contact: Doug Harmer emsdoug@sympatico.ca
  14. The first badge is from Oshawa Ontario police force. That Coat if Arms was used till the 1950s when they changed it to the one that is used today by the city.
  15. submitting photos of officers or other events associated to inactive Canadian Police departments? For example, with Rob Martin's help, I've just added a brief history about the former Ajax, Ontario department that was amalgamated into the Durham Regional Police Service in 1974. Have a look at the different histories we've collected from various departments from across Canada and if you have some information you can add... please share it with us. Many thanks!!! d
  16. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/surrey-police-board-set-to-create-city-police-force-at-first-meeting-thursday/ar-BB17D8Bw?li=AAggNb9&fbclid=IwAR3uTVxF2dO5O5_ywD8NAiiJGD7SArUzj_ONqpswxmZT1sgpMujL4hC-ZdE SURREY, B.C. — The first-ever police board meeting for Surrey, B.C., will be held today as the city moves ahead with a controversial plan to replace the local RCMP detachment with its own police service. Mayor Doug McCallum won election on the campaign promise to create a municipal police force in 2018 and the newly elected city council voted to terminate Surrey's contr
  17. The Mid-Atlantic Police Collectors Extravaganza that was originally scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday November 14. When: Saturday November 14, 2020 Time: 10am - 3pm Where: Elks Lodge, 6700 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale, MD Host: Andy Ferraro 4214 Woodberry Street Hyattsville, MD 20782-1171 (240) 723-0507 (301) 927-2327 Admission: $5 (10am - 3pm) Early bird Admission: $10 (8am - 3pm) Tables: $23 each (100 tables available) Exhibitors can setup between 8am - 10am A trophy will be given out for the best display.
  18. mikestoltz

    Orlando 'Vacation Capital' Police Collectors Show

    ORLANDO SHOW STILL A GO as of August 2, 2020 I wanted to give you an update on our Sept. 5, 2020 “Vacation Capital Police Collectors Show”. The show is still a GO. I have been in contact with the hotel and working very closely concerning safety measures in light of COVID-19. The hotel is providing us with a bigger space – actually two rooms – this will allow 12 feet of distance between tables. In addition, we will have hand sanitizer stations at the show entrance. The hotel is strictly following all CDC recommendations for the safely of their guests. Orange County currently has a manda
  19. https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/mobile/after-141-years-of-service-the-shelburne-police-department-will-be-replaced-1.5027118 SHELBURNE, ONT. -- After 141 years, the Shelburne Police Department is on its way out, to be replaced by the Ontario Provincial Police, a decision that has been weighing over the town for some time. On Wednesday evening, town council decided to make the change to the OPP after two separate cost estimates. The mayor says the decision was inevitable, and cheaper, with a projected savings of $6 million over the next 10 years. Several other smaller commu
  20. https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/town-of-leamington-to-terminate-contract-with-opp?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1iJ4KARcBnmUYKKxCt3zkAdWOxW5sE3CEhyl9pT9OaBV4ncXnov3oesLg#Echobox=1591822417
  21. Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders is stepping down source: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-police-chief-mark-saunders-is-stepping-down-1.4974664 TORONTO -- Mark Saunders is stepping down from his role as the chief of the Toronto Police Service. Saunders, who has held the top title at the service since April 2015, will mark his last day in the role on July 31. “Here I am after serving 37 plus years of what I believe to be the greatest law enforcement agency in the world. I’ve watched this organization grow, learn, listen and serve the greatest, fourth-largest city
  22. The 2020 “Vacation Capital” Police Collectors Show Saturday, September 5, 2020 8 am to 3 pm Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando, Florida. Free parking Doug Sarubbi, Ron Bartholome and John Holmes are hosting the event. Doug: 407-883-6959 Email: sarubb@aol.com 90 tables are available at $30 each, setup begins at 6:30am Admission is $5. August 20, 2020: ORLANDO SHOW STILL A GO "I wanted to give you an update on our Sept. 5, 2020 “Vacation Capital Police Collectors Show”. The show is still a GO. I have been in contact with the hotel a
  23. source: https://globalnews.ca/news/6695624/york-regional-police-new-chief/ Deputy Chief James MacSween, a 30-year veteran of York Regional Police, is set to become the head of the force on May 1. “I want to thank the York Regional Police Services Board for having the trust and confidence in choosing me as the next chief of police, and for their ongoing support to our organization,” MacSween said in a news release. He has worked with various parts of the force, holds a bachelor of applied arts degree in justice studies from the University of Guelph, and graduated from the poli
  24. Indiana Law Enforcement Memorabilia Collectors Show Come join your fellow collectors at the 2020 Indiana Law Enforcement Memorabilia Collectors Show in Bloomington, IN on Saturday, September 19. Date: Saturday September 19 9am to 4pm EST Location: St. Paul UMC Brashaber Fellowship Hall 4201 West 3rd Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404 Table Cost: $10 Admission: Free Information: For table reservations and general information please contact show host, Kyle Landgrebe at: email: kc9agm@gmail.com or phone: 812-360-7641
  25. https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/9996004-ontario-civilian-police-commission-approves-orangeville-move-to-opp/?fbclid=iwar3hg7jvr_dazm7oouaxlqvz5lxl3gtl0pj4kzygwlpxjmfrxgavxqcz9ku
  26. 2004-12 (Dec) Edition 30, Vol.6 Newsletter #2 View File 2004-12 (Dec) Edition 30, Vol.6 Newsletter #2 Submitter bobpyefinch Submitted 05/20/2020 Category 2004 Newsletters  
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