Nine new officers will be joining the North Bay Police Service this year.
The police services board recently approved the creation of the new officer positions with three experienced officers and six cadets beginning their service in 2022.
City police say the new hiring initiative is on top of hiring three cadets who are currently training at the Ontario Police College.
Sworn membership with the North Bay Police Service will increase from 102 to 111, with officials saying this will provide additional resources and personnel to ensure the safety and security of North Bay.
“These new positions will ensure our officers continue to be supported in their job of keeping our community safe,” said NBPS Board Chair Dennis O’Connor.
Chief Scott Tod is welcoming the new officer positions.
“I am very happy that the Board approved our motion to create nine new officer positions,” he says. “Once hired, these additional officers will provide us with additional boots on the ground, ensuring our members have the support they need to effectively combat crime in North Bay. In short, this will help keep our officers and the public we serve safer.”
Seventeen new officers have been hired by North Bay Police since 2019.