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North Bay Police swear in two new officers…

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.

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Here are their biographies:

Joshua Buchholz

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.


Nathan Shank

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*.

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