Waterloo Regional Police Welcome 19 New Officers- Recruits Take Oath of Office and Receive Badges

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario  The Waterloo Regional Police Service is proud to welcome members of Recruit Class #101.  This badge ceremony will be held at Wilfrid Laurier, Lazaridis Hall, 64 University Avenue West, Waterloo, on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Nineteen new Constables have recently completed their basic training at the Ontario Police College and will be officially sworn in and receive their police badges during the ceremony.

Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin and members of the WRPS Senior Leadership Team will be joined by Wilfrid Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy, Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, and athletes from Special Olympics Ontario to make an important announcement regarding the upcoming Special Olympics Ontario 2020 Spring Games. 

Prior to joining the police service the new members studied in a variety of fields, including Mechanical Engineering Technology, International Business, Bachelor of Education, Community and Criminal Justice, Social Science and Criminology, Physical and Health Education, History, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Protection, Security and Investigation, Kinesiology, Communication Studies, Police Foundation and Protection, Security and Investigation, Nursing, Law and Security, Anthropology and Sport and Exercise Science.  As well, the officers bring a large range of interests and experience in leadership and volunteer roles in community agencies and activities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Class #101 to the WRPS team and to introduce them to the community,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Each of these new officers bring unique backgrounds, experiences and skills to our Service. They are eager to serve the residents of Waterloo Region and keep our community safe. We are excited to have them join the Waterloo Regional Police Service."

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and will include members of our Senior Administration, Police Services Board, the Ontario Court of Justice, as well as volunteers, family and friends.

For more information on how to join the Waterloo Regional Police Service, please visit www.wrps.on.ca

Media Inquiries:

Ashley Dietrich
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8285

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