T3PS Swears-in Recruits, Celebrates Staff Promotions and Welcomes Special Constables
FROM: General Headquarters DATE: Oct. 13, 2021
(KENORA) – Today Treaty Three Police Services held a traditional welcoming ceremony in honour of two new Recruit Constables, two new Special Constables, and three members promoted to Sergeant positions. New Honourary Junior Chief of Police Dian Green was also in attendance at today’s event after having his own special swearing-in ceremony at T3PS over the weekend. Special dignitaries included Chief Lorraine Cobiness of Niisaachawen First Nation, Justice of the Peace Daphne Armstrong, T3PS Services Board member Sue Boshey, and Elder Doris Caribou.
The Recruit Constables are Brent Adams, originally from Mississauga, Ontario and Brandon Hamilton who grew up in Carrying Place, Ontario. Special Constables include Emily Hyatt from Fort Frances and Paige Randell from Marathon, Ontario. The staff who were recently promoted are Sergeant James Broughton who has been a member of T3PS for sixteen years, Detective Sergeant Stephen Garrow who has been a T3PS member for seventeen years, and Staff Sergeant Tricia Rupert who has served at T3PS for fifteen years.
Honourary Junior Chief of Police Dian Green is a member of Iskatewizaagegan #39 First Nation and the grandson of T3PS Constable Gary Tom. Twelve-year-old Dian Green was diagnosed with cancer this year, for the third time in his life, the first time being when he was two years old. At today’s event he was presented with a Star Blanket from his family made in the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins’ colours – his favourite team.
Cassidy Copenace, a member from Onigaming First Nation, was commissioned a beaded medallion with the T3PS Office of the Chief of Police logo and presented it to Police Chief Kai Liu.
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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