Police officers are known for their support of Special Olympics and the torch run.  So it’s natural that the Timmins Police Association would buy personal protective equipment for the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre.

TPA vice-president Troy Larose says the PPE will be used by staff at the centre’s two group homes for the developmentally disabled.

“We all try to socially distance and not come in contact, there’s always that possibility, right?” says Larose.  “So it’s keeping both the clientele and the workers safe.”

It’s going to the Resource Centre’s for its group homes in Timmins and South Porcupine.

“It’s the Timmins Police Association in collaboration with the Police Association of Ontario’s community support program,” Larose adds.