Public Safety

Police recruitment campaign underway (09/10/30)

NB 1701

Oct. 30, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Promoting a career in law enforcement is the focus of a police recruitment campaign taking place throughout the province in November.

The Department of Public Safety is working with municipal and regional police forces to tell people about the benefits of a career in law enforcement. This marks the third year of the campaign.

"Law enforcement is a very satisfying career, and the policing community is a critical partner in providing safety and security to all New Brunswickers," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W. Foran. "We are very pleased to help people learn more about the options available to them in policing."

Police officers will deliver presentations at high schools, community college campuses and universities as well as to community members with information on how to join their profession.

The recruitment campaign is a partnership of the Department of Public Safety, RCMP and municipal/regional police forces in New Brunswick, the Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Organization, and the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police.

The department committed $240,000 this year from the federal Police Officer Recruitment Fund to attract recruits. A police cadet graduate bursary program will provide 20 bursaries per year, valued at $3,000 each, for the next four years.

More information about the police recruitment campaign is online.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Harrity, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-453-4433.

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