Durham Police expands roster by 12 at grad ceremony in Oshawa

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Published June 20, 2022 at 9:31 am

Durham Regional Police Service welcomed 12 new recruits to the organization at a graduation ceremony last week in Oshawa.

The graduation included the pipes and drums, DRPS choir and the families and friends of the recruits who were there to show their support. The recruits recited their Declaration of Membership after being greeted by Chief Rollauer. Each recruit was also presented with their badge.


Class valedictorian Cst. Jean-Paul Ricot-Gomez spoke on behalf of the graduating class and thanked his fellow recruits for making him a better person.

Cst. Jean-Paul Ricot-Gomez was also the recipient of the Allan D Christiansen Memorial Award as voted by the recruit class. This award honours Cst. Ricot-Gomez for his positive attitude in life and training, exceptional leadership qualities, dedication to a high level of personal fitness and commitment to volunteering.

The officers will join platoons across Durham Region and receive training from coach officers for the next three months.

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