Public Safety

Bursaries help local police forces recruit new officers (10/04/12)

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April 12, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Ten new recruits have become the first recipients of the Police Cadet Graduate Bursary program from the Department of Public Safety.

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"The provincial government committed this funding in October 2009 to help local police forces in their recruitment efforts by offering support to candidates to offset their cadet training costs," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John Foran. "We wish all the best to these recipients as they begin their careers and work with us to help New Brunswickers be safe."

A $3,000 bursary is awarded to each of the successful candidates chosen by the police forces that recruit them upon graduation from the Atlantic Police Academy or L'École nationale de police du Québec.

The recipients are:

In addition, two bursaries will be presented to cadets hired later this year by the Fredericton Police Department.

Funding was provided under the Police Officer Recruitment Fund, a federal government initiative which provides $8.8 million to New Brunswick over five years. The program is designed to help provinces and territories improve their front-line policing.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Cumby, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.

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