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HRM Police Graduating Class Hired On The Spot
(Friday, November 28/2003)-- The 23 cadets graduating from Halifax Regional Police's in-house 2003 Police Science Program were in for a pleasant surprise today-- they were hired on the spot.
Chief Frank Beazley said the department had hoped to be able to hire all of the cadets within the next year, but the time line was advanced by the recent retirement of a number of senior police officers.
"There is enough money in the operating budget to hire these new officers now. Because they were trained through our own in-house program, we wanted to make sure that we would not lose them to other departments or jurisdictions," the Chief said.
Mayor Peter Kelly offered the cadets positions with Halifax Regional Police at this morning's graduation ceremony, as he administered the Oath of Office and presented badges to each officer.
"Public safety continues to be the Number One concern in our community, " Mayor Kelly said. "These new, highly-trained officers will ensure that we will be able to continue to offer, and to even improve upon, the high level of police service to our citizens."
Over the past eight months, the cadets participated in intensive classroom training and on-the-job training to meet the program's demanding requirements.
Mayor Peter Kelly
Sgt. Don Spicer
Media Relations Officer
Halifax Regional Police