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December 20, 2011

Police recruits and fire and safety students graduate

21 Police Academy recruits and 20 Fire & Safety Division students graduate

The sound of bagpipes rang throughout JIBC's New Westminster campus on December 16 to celebrate the graduation of 21 police recruits as “Qualified Municipal Constables” from the Police Academy.

Having successfully completed three blocks of recruit training in JIBC's Police Academy, the graduates are now ready to return to their hiring departments and begin active duty in Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Saanich, and Victoria. Several recruits will also begin their careers with the Transit Police in the Metro Vancouver region.

The recruits will spend much of their time patrolling their communities to prevent crime before it occurs, but the 36-week program has also prepared them to preserve the peace, protect life and property, apprehend offenders, and enforce the laws of British Columbia.

Earlier in the day, 20 aspiring fire fighters also celebrated the completion of their Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program, as a first step towards embarking upon careers in the fire service.

“Every day, everyone in BC benefits from the graduates of the JIBC who keep communities, businesses, families and homes safe,” said JIBC President Jack McGee.  “The graduation of police recruits and Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment students is a tangible manifestation of our mission to provide innovative education and training for those who make communities safe.”

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