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Eleven constables join the ranks of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service today August 21st, 2009  in a ceremony at the Valhalla Inn at 1:00 PM.

NAPS Deputy Chief Robin Jones will open the gathering with remarks of encouragement.  Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Mike Metatawabin will also be present to meet the newest recruits and their families.

Constable Kirk Young will deliver the Valedictorian address. Constable Alex Lacelle will be presented with the award for ‘Outstanding Achievement' for the Basic Constable Training course.

The graduates are:

Graduating Class - August 21, 2009

Bio of Constable Sean Langlois

Sean was born and raised here in Thunder Bay, ON. His hobbies and interests include hunting, camping and fishing and all things outdoors.

He was previously employed with Apex Security and the Futureshop. He graduated from the Confederation College Police Foundations program.

His proud father and mother, grandparents, and sister are here with him today.

Cst. Langlois is very much looking forward to serving the people of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation.

Bio of Constable Steve Sherlock

Steve also was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. Steve graduated from the Police Foundations Confederation College program and has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lakehead University.

His previous employer was with Community Living as a Developmental Support Worker. His future aspirations with the service are to be a part of the drug or NAPS Canine Unit.

Steve loves to golf, camp and rollerblade.

Today his family and close friends are with him as he is very family orientated.

Bio of Constable Eldon Cheechoo

Eldon is from Moose Factory and his family is here with him today. He has one daughter, Alanna, 17 months in age.

His previous employment was as a Life Safety Officer with the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council. Eldon graduated from the Delores D. Echum Composite School located in Moose Cree First Nation.

Eldon really enjoys hunting, fishing and all sports. Eldon is very community minded.

Bio of Constable Stacey Gordon

Stacey was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. Her previous employment prior to graduating from the Ontario Police College was at the Thunder Bay Shelter House. Stacey's goals are to become part of the NAPS Drug or Canine Unit.

Stacey graduated from the Confederation College Police Foundations program.

Stacey has unique hobbies and interests and they include shooting pool, target practice and horseback riding.

Her proud parents are with her here today.

Bio of Constable Richard Wesley

Richard was born in Hearst and raised in Constance Lake First Nation. Richard graduated from Hammarskjold High School and was previously employed with the Canadian Armed Forces as well as Lecours Lumber.

Richard has a lot of family and friends and community members here today to support him. He is excited about the possibilities in his career and enthusiastic about serving his community.

Richard has three children ages 20, 16 and 12 with his partner Nance Berube.

Richard really enjoys hunting, trapping, fishing and is a very solid hockey player.

Bio of Constable Kirk Young

Kirk was born in Oshawa and grew up in Picton, ON. He graduated from the Loyalist College Police Foundations Program in Belleville, ON.

His previous career was at a Youth Treatment Centre at Bayfield Homes.

His family and fiancé are with him here today in full support. Kirk is very excited about the opportunities for advancement with the police service.

Bio of Constable Alex Lacelle

Alex is from Cornwall, ON. He graduated from the Police Foundations Program there at St. Lawrence College.

Alex was a civilian member of the Ottawa Police Service.

His parents are here with him today. Alex has a great desire to work hard and to become a team member of the Crime Unit.

Bio of Constable Brad Skrzypek

Brad was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. He graduated from Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON and was employed with the Lacs Des Iles Mine.

His partner and parents are with him here today.

Brad enjoys fishing, golfing and hockey. Brad is looking forward to performing community policing and learning about his new community.

Brad aspires to one day be a part of the NAPS Crime Unit, or the Canine Unit.

Bio of Constable Steven Bradley

Steven was born in Toronto and grew up in Sturgeon Falls, ON. He graduated from Canadore College in North Bay, ON.

Steven was a Court Officer as well as a Special Constable with the West Nipissing Police Service.

Steven was with the West Nipissing Search and Rescue Team. He was a former volunteer of 3 years. He was also a volunteer with the Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services (VCARS) for over 4 years.   Prior to being a Special Constable he was a 911 dispatcher.

Steven has worked very hard at obtaining his policing career.

He has broad hobbies including hockey, baseball, hunting, fishing and all things outdoors.

Bio of Constable Troy Sousa

Troy was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School.  He received his Recreation Degree from attending both Mohawk College in Hamilton and Confederation College in Thunder Bay.  Troy also graduated from the School of Mortuary Sciences at Humber College in Toronto.

His was formerly a licensed operator of the Northwest Funeral Home of Thunder Bay.

His family and friends join in his accomplishment here today.

Troy has a goal to become a team member of the NAPS Crime Unit.

Bio of Constable Dale Beaver

Dale was born in Toronto and was raised in Barrie, ON. He graduated from the Police Foundations Program at CDI College in Barrie.

He was formerly employed by the Georgian Downs Racetrack.

Dale and his partner Ashley are expecting their first child this November.

Dale loves to golf and spend time with his family.



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