T3PS Welcomes recruits, Special Constables and celebrates staff promotion
FROM: General Headquarters
T3PS Swears-in Recruit Constables, Celebrates Staff Promotion and Welcomes Special Constables
(KENORA) – Today Treaty Three Police Services held a traditional welcoming ceremony in honour of two new Recruit Constables, two new Special Constables, and one member promoted to Sergeant position. Special dignitaries included Chief Carrie Atatise-Norwegian of Lac La Croix First Nation, Councilor Glenn Archie of Big Grassy First Nation, and Elder Doris Caribou.
The Recruit Constables are Ryan Barkauskas, originally from London, Ontario but lived in Kenora since 2010, and Mack White who was born and raised Kenora. Special Constables include Karissa Atatise from Lac La Croix First Nation and Isaiah Srivastava from Big Grassy First Nation. Recently promoted Sergeant Carl Bryant is a member of Iskatewizaagegan #38 and has served fourteen years of service with T3PS.
Newly elected Chief of Lac La Croix First Nation Carrie Atatise-Norwegian, B.A., J.D., is the first female Chief in her community. She conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the recruits and Special Constables. Elder Doris Caribou of Naitcatchewenin First Nation presented the Recruit Constables and Sergeant Bryant with eagle feathers to signify their new roles and commitment to service.
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.