“On behalf of the Ontario government, I would like to congratulate all 403 recruits today,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “It took a lot of hard work and determination to achieve their goal, especially during these unprecedented times. Throughout their training, these new police recruits have shown strength, resiliency and character, and these qualities will serve them well as they begin their service as peace officers in Ontario.”
The successful completion of basic constable training is an important milestone on the path to becoming a police officer. During this training program, recruits learn how to prevent crime, assist victims, maintain public order and respond to emergencies. Today’s recruits will continue learning at their respective police services in communities across the province.
“Today’s new recruits join a long line of frontline police officers across the province who work relentlessly to serve and protect Ontarians,” said Christine Hogarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General. “Everyday police put their lives on the line to protect our communities, and our government will continue to do its utmost to give them the support, resources and tools they need to do their job effectively and safely.”