The Peterborough Police Service has welcomed six new officers to the service.
The six new recruits — constables Jeremy Avey, John Bangay, Christopher Cox, Blake Harris, Daniel Hicks, and Dominic Moukarzel — recently completed basic training at Ontario Police College.
The six men were officially sworn and received their badges on Monday (December 19) at Peterborough City Hall in front of family and friends.
“Congratulation to our new recruits,” said acting police chief Tim Farquharson. “The Peterborough Police Service welcomes you. We are excited to have you and look forward to you learning and being a part of the Peterborough community.”
The new officers come to the Peterborough Police Service from various fields including corrections, security, customer service management, and sales with post-secondary degrees in commerce, sports management, forensics, and police foundations. They also have volunteer experience with auxiliary units.
Police services board members Drew Merrett and Peterborough Mayor Jeff Leal also welcomed the new constables to the community and thanked them for their commitment to community service.
The Peterborough Police Service provides policing services for the City of Peterborough, the Village of Lakefield, and the Township of Cavan-Monaghan.