PRINCE ALBERT – Four recruits were sworn in as new officers with the Prince Albert Police Service.
Rhyse Teniuk, Ethan Ironside, Mathew Hagborg, and Tayler Milligan were sworn in Jan. 3 at Prince Albert Provincial Court and started training this week at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina.
Teniuk spent his early years in Prince Albert and was hired this past summer as an experienced Community Safety Officer, previously serving in North Battleford. He has spent the last six months serving Prince Albert as a Community Safety Officer prior to being hired as a new recruit police officer.
Ironside joins the police service following the successful completion of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) Mentorship Program. Ironside has experience handling and serving court documents for Prince Albert Police Service, which will be an asset in his new role.
Prince Albert is home for Milligan and he has experience in the corrections field as a Deputy Sheriff.
Hagborg is originally from The Pas, Manitoba. He is excited to call Prince Albert home and serve his new community.
P. A. Police fills 105 officer positions
With the hiring of these four officers, 105 positions of 106 are filled. The Prince Albert Police Service has a total authorized strength of 106 police officers.
“Over the last four years, the Prince Albert Police Service has hired more than 20 new recruits and welcomed four experienced officers from other agencies,” said Chief of Police Jonathan Bergen. “Recruiting dedicated people is critically important to our continued success in responding to the many needs of our community as your police service.”
Since 2018, PAPS has developed new partnerships with the Prince Albert Grand Council and the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan to identify and mentor qualified applicants, said Deputy Chief of Police Farica Prince.
“These partnerships provide support as hopeful applicants navigate the difficult and demanding recruitment process.
“These mentorship programs are a key recruiting strategy for us and they have proven successful with four mentees being sent to police college, three of whom have graduated and are currently serving in patrol,” she added. “We look forward to continued successful partnerships, that help our team grow and reflect the community we serve.”
Applications are currently being accepted for policing and civilian positions.
Anyone interested in learning more about working with the Prince Albert Police Service and serving the community is invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.papolice.ca for more information.
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