New Media Officer @klpsmedia

On December 31st of 2014 Sergeant Terry Cox will be moving to manage our Criminal Investigations Branch and Sergeant Tom Hickey, a 27 year police veteran and current Platoon Sergeant will be assuming the media responsibilities as of January 1st 2015.

Sergeant Hickey started his career with the Durham Regional Police Service and has been serving our community since September of 1999.

Sergeant Cox has evolved the traditional role of “Media Relations” by embracing social media platforms with Facebook and Twitter, frankly due to his engagement efforts we have never been more connected than we are now, thank you Terry!


LCBO “Think of Me” campaign

It’s that time of year when the youth in our community educate us all with respect to drinking and driving.

For those not familiar with the LCBO “Think of Me” campaign, students from across the City of Kawartha Lakes decorate LCBO bags with a message to all motorists reminding them not to drink and drive.

In November students in grades 4-8 were given the bags to de10481166_873227226031182_28550800171313290_ncorate with a theme message not to drink and drive.

This program continues annually with the hope that the gentle reminder from children will help keep our streets safe.

Today, representatives from the Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers judged the bags for both creativity and message.

Special thanks again this year to Crime Stoppers for supporting this program with prizes for winning submissions.

As of today, customers of LCBO can receive their decorated message bag across the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Harm Reduction Message – Drug Overdoses

On Monday December 8th the Durham Regional Police issued a public message warning of lethal illegal narcotics after investigating six suspected overdoses over the previous three weeks.

Between Friday December 5th and Sunday December 7th, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to two suspected drug overdoses in Lindsay. One victim died as a result, the other is recovering at Ross Memorial Hospital.

The investigations have led police to suspect that both victims were using illegally obtained narcotics from the Durham Region. The narcotics are believed to have been mixed with a number of additives that when combined, could be fatal. Police continue to investigate the source of these narcotics and anxiously await toxicology results.

Please share this message to any friends or loved ones you may suspect to be using illegal narcotics.