The Dartmouth Police Department showed up for a young fan in the community this weekend.

“A couple of days ago we received word from a little birdie named Tim, that we had a DPD fan named Trustin Haskell, age 8, who was competing in a pinewood derby this afternoon at the Congregational Church. During our exchange, Tim told us that Trustin loves DPD so much, that he even decorated his racecar like one of our cruisers. As all of us at DPD are HUGE race fans, a bunch of us got together to go cheer Trustin on as he competed.

Also, because we can never go anywhere empty handed, we presented Trustin with a remote-control police car, as well as a DPD hat and patch. Great job racing today Trustin. You're an awesome young man, and meeting you and your family was a true pleasure!”

Trustin is a ‘Wolf Scout’ with Pack 170 in the South Dartmouth Cub Scouts.

Derrick Jones is the Scouting Community Commissioner for Pack 170 and he publicly thanked DPD on Facebook for showing Trustin their support.

My thanks to the Officers of the DPD who took the time to visit Trustin at the Pinewood Derby of Pack 170....this was the first event of this kind at the newly resurrected Pack 170 and it made it a great success. Thank you again!

Dartmouth Police Chief Brian P. Levesque commented on the event and was proud of his officers for their dedication to the community as a whole.

The key to success in any police department is community involvement and volunteerism, and this is yet another outstanding example of the commitment that the men and women of the Dartmouth Police Department have to our community.


Dartmouth Police Department
Dartmouth Police Department

Trustin’s Pinewood cruiser won the “Best in Show Award.”

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