Date of Release: May 7, 2012

(Thunder Bay, ON)  The Chief of Police would like to invite the media to attend a Graduation Ceremony being held at the Lakehead University Bartley Residence Conference Services Room on Wednesday, May 8, at 5:00 p.m.  The ceremony is to recognize twelve participants of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service recruitment program titled NAPS BOUND.

NAPS BOUND is a two-day program which hosts participants from throughout the northern region who are interested in a First Nation policing career with NAPS.  The participants will participate, observe and learn activities such as:

  • What it takes to become a police officer.
  • Physical training exercises and fitness testing try-outs with Emergency Response Team (ERT).
  • Active participation in a Canine demonstration.
  • Observing high-risk vehicle stops by police.
  • Experience in police self-defense tactics and Drill (Marching) instruction.
  • Recruitment information session on police applicant qualifications.

The graduation ceremony will be attended by Chief of Police Claude Chum, Deputy Chief of Police Bob Herman, a representative of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Executive Council, a representative of the NAPS Police Services Board, and the NAPS training officers.  Awards will be presented to the participants under the areas of Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Truth, Physical Fitness, and Participation.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario