NAPS Graduates Six Officers Print

Six constables join the ranks of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service On Friday, August 13, 2010, in a ceremony at the Valhalla Inn at 1:00 p.m.

NAPS Acting Chief of Police Robin Jones will open the gathering with remarks of encouragement.  Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Board Chairperson Frank McKay will also be present to meet the newest recruits and their families.

Constable Troy Larose will deliver the Valedictorian address.  Constable Matthew Wrigley will be presented with the award for ‘Outstanding Achievement' for the Basic Constable Training course.

The graduates are:

Graduating Class - August 13, 2010

Bio of Constable Troy Larose

Cst. Larose is from Cochrane, Ontario.  Troy graduated from Iroquois Falls Secondary School.  Before policing, Troy was employed as Facilities Maintenance and Operations Manager for the Town of Cochrane.  Troy enjoys playing hockey, hunting, running, and always has time to play with his kids.  He is looking to become involved with the youth to be a positive role model in the community of Moose Cree First Nation.

Bio of Constable Justin Harasyn

Cst. Harasyn was born and raised in Thunder Bay all of his life.  He attended Confederation College and graduated from the Broadcast and Television program.  Before joining NAPS he was a manager of bodybuilding supplements at Nutrition House.  Justin enjoys working out and staying physically fit, as well as the outdoors including hunting and fishing. He is looking forward to proudly serve the communities and the people of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and looking forward to working in the community of Fort Severn First Nation.

Bio of Constable Charles Chapman

Cst. Chapman was born and raised in Sachigo Lake First Nation.  Charles graduated from Wahsa Distance Education in Sachigo Lake.  Charles worked in the field of carpentry, and also as a school bus driver before joining NAPS.  Some of Charles interests include forestry and the outdoors.  Charles will be returning home to police in his community of Sachigo Lake First Nation.

Bio of Constable Shawn Stavlic

Cst. Stavlic was born and raised in Thunder Bay.  Shawn graduated from the Confederation College Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.  Before joining NAPS Shawn worked as a carpenter with D.M.I. Custom Case Inc.  Shawn enjoys spending time in the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and snowboarding.  Shawn is looking forward to working in the community of Fort Severn First Nation. 

Bio of Constable Jonathan Dempster

Cst. Dempster is from Flesherton, Ontario.  Jonathan attended Georgian College where he graduated from Police Foundations.  Jonathan enjoys playing hockey, staying physically fit and getting to meet new people through volunteering.  Prior to joining NAPS Jonathan worked for the Alberta Sheriff's Department, and then as a Patrol Officer for the University of Waterloo.  Jonathan is looking forward to building strong relationships with the community members of Attawapiskat First Nation.

Bio of Constable Matthew Wrigley

Matthew was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario.  Matthew attended Cambrian College and graduated from the Correctional Service Worker program.  Before joining NAPS Matthew worked for the Northern Youth Services as a Youth Officer.  He loves fishing, playing basketball, and staying physically fit.  Matthew is excited to get to know the community of Fort Albany First Nation, and building strong, lasting relationships.

For further information, please contact: 

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Cst. Allan Giba
Media Relations- Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.273
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario