40th Anniversary

Time Capsule Tuesday - Monthly Listing

Date  Description Details or Trivia

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Jan 7



Jan 14

Jan 14th

Annual Report

A page from our Annual Report in 1974. Today we have 2009 Officers, 821 Civilians & 30 Cadets.

Jan 21


Queen's Visit
The Queen's visit in 1976 prompted forming of our first Sniper Team (photo taken in 1986)

Top 3 Songs of 1974
1. The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand
2. Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
3. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra

Jan 28


Our Communications Centre in 1974

The Top TV Shows in 1974
1. Little House of the Prairie
2. Happy Days
3. Good Times
4. Barney Miller
5. The Rockford Files

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Feb 4


Pic from the 80's of Officers conducting radar

1974 Academy Awards
Best Picture
The Sting
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class

Feb 11
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Uniform Issued Maternity Wear, circa 1989

Top Sports Teams in 1974

1974 Major League Baseball World Series Champion
Oakland A's
1974 National Football League Superbowl Champion
Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champion
Philadelphia Flyers
1974 National Basketball Association Champion
Boston Celtics

Feb 18



Feb 25

Officers participating in Firearms Training, circa 1977

1974 Most Popular Christmas Gifts/Toys

1. Connect Four

2. G.I. Joe with KUNG FU GRIP

3. Magna Doodle

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Mar 4

TCT - On patrol circa 1979. 

On patrol circa 1979. Leather cross straps and hats worn in the cruiser

Most Popular TV Shows
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. Sanford and Son (NBC)
3. Chico and the Man (NBC)
4. The Jeffersons (CBS)
5. M*A*S*H (CBS)
6. Rhoda (CBS)
7. Good Times (CBS)
8. The Waltons (CBS)
9. Maude (CBS)
10. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

Mar 11

TCT - An officer testifying in court in the late 1970's 

An officer testifying in court in the late 1970's

Cost of Living in 1974
1. Cost of a gallon of gas - 55 cents
2. Average cost of a new car - $3,750.00
3. Average Income per year - $13,900.00
4. Average Cost of a new house - $34,900.00

Mar 18

TCT - Planning Committee 1973 

The very fashionable officers of the Peel Regional Police Planning Committee 1973

 Famous People Born in 1974
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Cee Lo Green
- Christian Bale
- Derek Jeter
- Victoria Beckham
- Ryan Seacrest
- Jimmy Fallon
- Amy Adams
- Steve Nash
- Penelope Cruz

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Apr 1

TCT - 11 CIB November 1978 

11 CIB November 1978

Popular Feature Films Released In 1974
The Godfather: Part II
The Great Gatsby
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein

Apr 8

Deputy Dan McDonald receiving his detective badge in 1989 

Deputy Dan McDonald receiving his detective badge in 1989

Some Vehicles Introduced in 1974
. Audi 50
. Lamborghini Countach
. Volkswagen Golf
. Jeep Cherokee (SJ)
. Toyota Corolla (E30)
. Maserati Quattroporte II

 Apr 15

Officers of the Month 1974 

Officers of the Month 1974

 New 1974 Motorcycle Models
. Kawasaki Mach III H1E
. Kawasaki Z1a
. Laverda 1000 3C
. Laverda 250 Chott
. Triumph

 Apr 22

Queen's arrival at Pearson Int'l Airport for Royal Visit in 1984

Queen's arrival at Pearson Int'l Airport for Royal Visit in 1984. She turned 88 yesterday!

The 1974 Rosenkowitz Sextuplets
The Rosenkowitz Sextuplets were born on January 11, 1974 in South Africa and were the first known set of sextuplets to survive infancy. The three boys (David Peter, Grant Vincent and Jason Solomon), and three girls (Emma Louise, Nicolette Anne, and Elizabeth Rebecca) were born by caesarian section. They were born at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, in Cape Town South Africa. Their total birth weight was 24 lb 1 oz (10.9 kg), with individual birth weights ranging from 2 lb 6 oz (1.1 kg) to 4 lb 6 oz (2.0 kg)

 Apr 29

TCT - Reporting for duty-circa 1979, notice the old cross-draw holster

Reporting for duty-circa 1979, notice the old cross-draw holster


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May 6

TCT -1984-Cadets Dolan & Skok(now Detectives)win medals sharp shooting 

1984 - Cadets Jim Dolan & Olga Skok (now Detectives) win medals for their sharp shooting.

1974 The Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ern? Rubik.
350 million cubes have sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy.

May 13

TCT -Guest of Honour Barbara Turnball at Peel Police Hockey Tournament 

Guest of Honour Barbara Turnball, along with Chief Burrows and Deputy Chief Teggart at a Peel Police Hockey Tournament in 1984


May 20

TCT -Officer leads geese to safety 403 to Credit River in 1997. 

Officer leads geese to safety 403 to Credit River in 1997. Thx for photo @newsboy / @torontostar


May 27

TCT - Peel Officers competing in a charity bed race in 1982 

Peel Officers competing in a charity bed race in 1982

1982 Most Popular TV shows
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)

2. Dallas (CBS)

3. M*A*S*H (CBS)

4. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)

5. Dynasty (ABC)

6. Three's Company (ABC)

7. Simon & Simon (CBS)

8. Falcon Crest (CBS)

9. The Love Boat (ABC)

10. The A-Team (NBC)

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Jun 3



Jun 10

TCT - Peel Regional Police has worked with the RCMP at PIA since 1974 

Peel Regional Police has worked with the RCMP at PIA since 1974.  We honour our fallen colleagues today.



Jun 17

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In honour of Father's Day, we recognize, Sir Robert Peel - the Father of Modern Day Policing 

Jun 24

Time Capsule Tuesday - 24Jun-Marine Unit 1970s


1970's summer - PRP Marine Unit patrols the Credit River in Port Credit 

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Jul 1

Time Capsule Tuesday - 1Jul - Outside old HQ on Kennedy


Outside the old HQ on Kennedy Road. Bike safety was important then too! 

Jul 8

Time Capsule Tuesday - 8Jul - The Peel Soccer Team (red)


In recognition of World Cup 2014, the Peel Soccer team (red) has a winning tradition. 

Jul 22

Time Capsule Tuesday - 22Jul - Duke and Duchess of York


Duke and Duchess of York attend opening ceremony at City Hall July 1987  

Jul 29

Time Capsule Tuesday - 29Jul - Dispatcher 1980


Did you know there are over 800 civilian members of PRP. Photo of dispatcher circa 1980s  

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August 5

View larger image of 25th anniversary of PRP's Auxiliary


2014 is the 25th anniversary of PRP's dedicated volunteer Auxiliary. (1989-2014)Facts from 1989

Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
The Simpsons and Seinfeld debut
Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs.
The SkyDome (now known as Rogers Centre) opens in Toronto.
Voyager 2 passes the planet Neptune and its moon Triton.
Fall of the Berlin Wall.
The world's first HDTV broadcasts commence in Japan, in analog.
An unknown protestor, "Tank Man", stands in front of a column of military tanks in Beijing.
- San Francisco 49ers
- Calgary Flames
- Detroit Pistons
- Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Oakland Athletics

August 19

View larger image of Honorary Police Chief Johnny Bower


In 2003, Leaf great Johnny Bower was named Honorary Peel Regional Police Chief

August 26

View larger image of K9 & K9 Handler 2005

Acknowledging National Dog Day, Former PRP K9 & K9 Handler during 2005 K9 trials 

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Sep 9

Time Capsule Tuesday - 9Sep - Terry Fox Marathon of Hope


Terry Fox Run - Marathon of Hope (1980) 

Sep 16

Time Capsule Tuesday - 16Sep -Sgt.Yakichuk, pioneer in youth education


Sgt. Dave Yakichuk, pioneer in youth education. A park is named in his honour in Mississauga 

Sep 23

Time Capsule Tuesday - 23Sep -Torch Run Special Olympics, Chief Lunney


The Torch Run for Special Olympics, led by Chief Robert Lunney in the 90s. 

Sep 30

Time Capsule Tuesday - 30Sep-Int'l Walk to School 1980s


Tomorrow is recognized as the International Walk to School month. Photo from 1980s in Ottawa. 

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Oct 7

Time Capsule Tuesday - 7Oct Peel's CSI 1970s


Peel Police CSI in the 1970s 

Oct 14

Time Capsule Tuesday - 14Oct Police Week Display 1982


Police Week display 1982. Talking cars were the rage in the 70s and 80s 

Oct 21

Time Capsule Tuesday - 21Oct Peel Police HQ opening 1981


The Peel Police HQ opening in the Fall of 1981. 

Oct 28Time Capsule Tuesday - 28Oct Two current serving members 70s and 80s


Two current serving members of Peel Police working a detail in the  70s and 80s 

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Nov 4

Time Capsule Tuesday - 4Nov Crime Prevention info pamphlets 80s & 90s


Crime Prevention info pamphlets from the 1980s and 90s 

Nov 11

Time Capsule Tuesday-11Nov Mississauga Train Derailment 35th anniversa


Mississauga Train Derailment - yesterday marked the 35th anniversary 

Nov 18

Time Capsule Tuesday - 18Nov Airport division repatriation ceremony


Airport division repatriation ceremony 

Nov 25

Time Capsule Tuesday - 25Nov Female Officers 1970s


International Day for the elimination of violence against women circa 1970s 

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Dec 2

Time Capsule Tuesday - 2Dec- ASD from the early 80's


This year's Festive Season R.I.D.E.  Program kicked off officially on November 20th.  Here is an ASD from the early 80's 

Dec 9

Time Capsule Tuesday - 9Dec- Divisional buildings 1974


PRP Buildings circa 1974 - Can you recognize these locations today? 

Dec 16

Time Capsule Tuesday - 16Dec Chief Evans RIDE earlier in her career


Here is Chief Evans participating in the R.I.D.E. program earlier in her career 

Dec 23

Time Capsule Tuesday - 23Dec Saluting Then and Now


40th Anniversary - Saluting Then and Now  

Dec 30

Time Capsule Tuesday - 30Dec - 40th Anniversary Uniforms Then and Now


40th Anniversary Kickoff - Uniforms Then and Now