North Bay has two brand new police officers.
The two cadets were sworn in this morning at police headquarters.
Their names are Joshua Buchholz and Nathan Shank and they just wrapped up their 12-week basic constable training at Ontario Police College.
Chief Paul Cook has extended his congratulations to the cadets, and is wishing them a long and rewarding career with North Bay Police.
Here are their biographies:
Born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Joshua Buchholz grew
up in a military family, lived in various locations in the United
States and Canada, and obtained his Canadian citizenship
in 2013. Buchholz is a graduate of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall
Catholic Secondary School. He has a diploma in Physical
and Fitness Management from Cambrian College in
Sudbury and a certificate in Aircraft Structural Repair from
Canadore College. Buchholz has work experience as a
methods agent in the aerospace industry. He holds a blue
belt in Chinese Shao-Lin Kung Fu, is a certified fitness
consultant, and has volunteered as a football coach, a
firefighter and a kickbox instructor.
Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Nathan Shank
graduated from St. Peter Catholic High School in Ottawa in
2009, where he obtained an Ontario Scholar award and a
French Language Certificate. Shank is a graduate of
Canadore College’s Police Foundations Program. He also
obtained an Honours B.A. in Criminal Justice from Nipissing
University. He has working experience as a part-time
Special Constable with the North Bay Police Service.
*Picture credit from North Bay Police Twitter Page*.