Media Release: T3PS welcomes new cadets to service

FROM: South Detachment                                                               DATE: June 7, 2022


T3PS welcomes new cadets to service

(FORT FRANCES) Treaty Three Police Service is pleased to welcome two new members to the service. Ericka Heil and Joel Ottertail – a member of Lac La Croix First Nation, have recently graduated from the Northern Ontario Cadet Program at the Provincial Police Academy. The new cadets are part of a Pilot Program at the T3PS South Detachment which allows for mentoring and development of Indigenous and under-represented candidates to better support T3PS in diversification endeavours.

Ericka and Joel will perform public service duties and assist T3PS officers. These will include assisting with evidence, verifying witness information and data, assisting with court administration functions, and accompanying officers on patrols and to events. By working within a police environment, they will obtain knowledge, skills, and experience required for a potential career in policing.

The Treaty Three Police Service is a self-administered Policing entity under the First Nations Policing Program in Canada and is responsible for full policing duties spanning 55,000 square miles of the Greater Treaty Three Region in Northwestern Ontario. This includes approximately 20,000 residents in 23 First Nation Communities.


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