June 2, 2010
MIRAMICHI (CNB) - A recognition ceremony was held today for 14 peace officers with the Department of Public Safety who recently completed specialized training at the Atlantic Police Academy.
Seven members of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit and seven members of the Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement (ORVE) unit took part in the event, which featured a signing ceremony and the presentation of their official badges and certificates of achievement.
The SCAN unit is a new team that will work with local law enforcement to hold property owners accountable for buildings where criminal activity habitually takes place. The ORVE unit will be a complement to the original 13-member team responsible for ensuring safety and compliance on all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile trails.
"We are proud to recognize our new officers at the conclusion of their training, and we congratulate them on this important milestone," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W. Foran. "We thank our many partners for their work in helping us to make New Brunswick safe, and we wish our officers every success in the future."
The officers completed their training earlier this spring at the Atlantic Police Academy on Prince Edward Island. The academy worked with the Department of Public Safety to tailor the training to the specific needs of the two groups.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Harrity, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-3425.