Constable Chris Farquhar

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On Thursday, April 17th at 10:30 am, Cadet Christopher Farquhar (pictured above with Peter Leckie, City Solicitor) was sworn in as a constable at North Bay Police Service Headquarters.

Constable Farquhar was raised in North Bay, is a graduate of Widdifield Secondary School and studied acting at the Victoria Motion Picture School. He has experience as an actor in national television commercials, television shows and feature films in Toronto and Vancouver. He also worked as a professional magician for over fifteen years and has volunteered his services at various community events.

Constable Farquhar was also employed as a security guard for a number of years, gaining valuable experience towards his chosen career in policing. He obtained a Police Foundations Diploma from CTS Canadian Career College in 2012 and graduated from the Ontario Police College on April 3, 2014.

Constable Sarah Kavanagh

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On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Sarah Kavanagh was sworn in as a Constable with our police service. 

Constable Kavanagh is a graduate of West Ferris Secondary School and has a Police Foundations Diploma from Canadore College.

Prior to returning to North Bay, Constable Kavanagh was employed with Peel Regional Police first as a civilian employee and then as police officer.  As a civilian she worked in various capacities including; wiretap monitor, transcriptionist, and records system operator.  As a police officer she was assigned to uniform patrol in 21 Division.

The North Bay Police Service is happy to welcome Sarah home and wish her continued success as a police officer in North Bay.

Inspector Robert Jerome

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On January 3, 2013 Robert Jerome was promoted to the rank of Inspector.  In his new role Inspector Jerome will be the Officer in Charge of Operations.

Insp. Jerome graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School.  He then graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Law / Psychology with a concentration in Criminology.

Insp. Jerome began his policing career on February 1, 1988.  He was promoted to Sergeant on January 7, 2000 and Staff Sergeant on June 20, 2008. Insp. Jerome received an Exemplary Service Medal for 20 Years Sworn Service February 1, 2008.

Over course of career he has worked in Patrol Section and the Investigative Support Section (ISS). In ISS worked he worked as a General Investigator, then Detective, then Detective Sergeant in charge of the section.  Most recently Insp. Jerome was Acting Inspector Administration and then Acting Inspector Operations.  Insp. Jerome has received two Chief's Commendations for his work.

We wish Inspector Jerome continued success as he takes on his new leadership role within the organization.

Staff Sergeant Barry Ramsay

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Sergeant Barry Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant at a ceremony at police headquarters on January 3, 2013.  Staff Sergeant Ramsay will be assigned as the Officer in Charge of the Investigative Support Section.

Staff Sergeant Ramsay is a graduate of Almaguin Highlands Secondary School.  He is a graduate of York University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education.

Staff Sergeant Ramsay commenced his career with the North Bay Police Service on September 19, 1989.  He was promoted to Sergeant on March 5, 2007. Received Exemplary Service Medal for 20 Years Sworn Service as of Sept. 19, 2008.

Over course of his career he has worked in Patrol Section, Investigative Support Section including time spent as General Investigator, Youth Officer and Detective.  S/Sgt. Ramsay also spent time in Planning.  Most recently was the Acting Detective Sergeant in Charge of the Investigative Support Section.

Staff Sergeant Ramsay has received four Chief's Commendations over the course of policing career.

Congratulations to Staff Sergeant Ramsay as he embarks on the next phase of his policing careeer.

Sergeant Paul Brewer

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On January 3, 2013 Paul Brewer was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at a ceremony at the North Bay Police Service.  In his new role as Sergeant, Sergeant Brewer will be working in the Patrol Section.

Sergeant Brewer is a graduate of Chippewa Secondary School.  He has completed post secondary education at both Cambrian College and Laurentian University.  Sergeant Brewer obtained a Law and Security Administration Diploma from Cambrian and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Justice from Laurentian.

Sergeant Brewer commenced employment with the North Bay Police Service on August 22, 1994.

Sergeant Brewer has worked in the Patrol Section and in the Investigative Support Section (ISS). In ISS he has worked as a General Investigator and most recently as the Acting Detective (Sergeant). 

Sergeant Brewer has received four Chief's Commendations during the course of his career.

We wish him well as he takes on his new role as a supervisor with our Police Service.

Deputy Chief Shawn Devine

Devine Swearing In 1On November 19, 2012 Shawn Devine was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police at a ceremony at Police Headquarters.

Deputy Chief Devine graduated from Scollard Hall Secondary School in 1983 before continuing his education at Laurentian University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1986. 

He commenced his career with our Police Service as a Constable on February 1, 1988. He was promoted to Sergeant on November 8, 2005, Staff Sergeant on January 22, 2010 and to Inspector on January 30, 2012.

 

Deputy Chief Devine Swears Oath of Office before Mr. Peter Leckie, City Solicitor

Constable Eric Krmpotic

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Constable Krmpotic was born and raised in North Bay.  He attended St. Joseph Scollard Hall before attending Laurention University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Law and Justice in 2001.

Constable Krmpotic began his policing career with the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2005.  He was sworn in as a 1st Class Constable with the North Bay Police Service on September 5, 2012.  Cst. Krmpotic is a bilingual officer who has a history of volunteerism in his community.

We welcome Cst. Krmpotic back to North Bay and wish him continued success in his policing career.

Youth in Policing Initiative

The NBPS, through an Agreement with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, has hired two summer students as  part of the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI).

The goal of the program is to provide a safe and positive summer employment opportunity; to enhance relationships between police and the communities they serve; to promote youth participation and exposure to the work environment and to promote the NBPS as an employer of choice.  Participants are funded by the Ministry for their involvement in the program.

Anthony and Tyler will spend their first week becoming familiar with the internal operations of the NBPS and will gain essential knowledge of the policing function.  The remainder of the summer will allow for their interaction with a number of community partners and the opportunity to assume leadership roles in number of community events.

The NBPS family would like to welcome Tyler and Anthony and wish them a great summer! 

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Anthony Caliciuri and Tyler Kennedy welcomed by Chief Paul Cook

Constable Jennifer Hollingshead

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Constable Hollingshead was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario. She attended West Ferris Secondary School for four years before graduating from Chippewa Secondary School in 1995. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts (History/Sociology) in 1998 and her Bachelor of Education in 1999 from Nipissing University.

Constable Hollingshead began her teaching career in 1999 at Harriett Todd Public School in Midhurst. She has also taught part-time at Northern Secondary School in Sturgeon Falls, King George Public School and Silver Birches Senior School in North Bay and at Honourable Earle Rowe Public School in Midhurst. Most recently she was teaching grade 5 full-time at Tosorontio Public School for the Simcoe County Board of Education.

She has displayed a history of community service volunteering to coordinate school sporting events and coaching a variety of sports throughout her teaching career, coaching and refereeing for the North Bay Youth Soccer Association and working with Community Waterfront Friends.

We welcome Constable Hollingshead to our Police Family!