We are proud to welcome our 19 new police officers who graduated from the Ontario Police College on April 6th.
Proud parents, family members and friends snapped photos and cheered on as the latest contingent of officers from across Ontario graduated from the college, which is located near Aylmer, Ontario. Nineteen of the 300 graduates were part of the DRPS family and they will now come back to the region and be deployed to frontline platoons.
Every police graduation ceremony is full of pomp and ceremony, from distinguished guest speakers and precision drill exhibitions to the Pipes and Drums. This year, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders delivered the keynote address. The packed auditoirum welcomed the new recruits into the police family with panache and style.
On hand to welcome the new DRPS members were Deputy Chief Chris Fernandes, Superintendent Mark Morissette, Inspector Chuck Nash, Manager Talent Acquisition Danielle Kent-Johnston, and members of HR/Recruiting, who have worked so hard to bring these "best of the best" into our organization.
New Recruits (JPG file, 343.2K bytes)
Hugs After Graduating (JPG file, 196.3K bytes)
Supt. Mark Morissette Welcomes Cst. Samantha Mayhew (JPG file, 144.2K bytes)
Our 19 New Police Officers (JPG file, 258.5K bytes)