Crimebeat – NAPS BOUND Graduates learn about a career in policing


NAPSTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Individuals interested in a career as a Nishnawbe-Aski Police officer recently completed NAPS BOUND. This is a two-day program which hosted participants from throughout the northern region of Ontario who are interested in a First Nation policing career with NAPS.

The participants engaged in learning opportunities including:

  1. What it takes to become a police officer;
  2. Physical training exercises and fitness testing try-outs with Emergency Response Team (ERT);
  3. Active participation in a Canine demonstration;
  4. Observing high-risk vehicle stops by police;
  5. Experience in police self-defense tactics and Drill (Marching) instruction; and a
  6. Recruitment information session on police applicant qualifications.

The graduation ceremony on May 8th was attended by Chief of Police Claude Chum, Deputy Chief of Police Bob Herman, a representative of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Executive Council, a representative of the NAPS Police Services Board, and the NAPS training officers.

Awards were presented to the participants under the areas of Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Truth, Physical Fitness, and Participation.

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