(SOUTH BRUCE, ON) - South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is pleased to introduce four new recruits that have recently been posted to serve in South Bruce.
The four newest recruits have all commenced regular patrols with their assigned coach officers.
As in the case with all new recruits, the newest members in South Bruce completed a week-long orientation at the Provincial Police Academy located at OPP General Headquarters (GHQ) in Orillia. Following orientation, the recruits reported to the Ontario Police College (OPC) in Aylmer for an additional 12 weeks of fundamental police training. After completing this training the recruits returned to the Provincial Police Academy for an additional 8 weeks of enhanced fitness, firearms, classroom training and realistic practical simulations designed to ensure the recruits are operationally ready to serve and protect.
"I am very pleased and excited to have the four new recruits join the South Bruce OPP. I feel very confident that each recruit will serve our community well in the years to come. The life experience, education, skills and abilities that each recruit brings with them will be an asset to our team." South Bruce OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Krista Miller
The South Bruce Detachment would like to welcome Provincial Constables Chris Allred, Matt Hutchison, Derek Masse, and Edward Brunk
Each recruit has taken a different path to achieve the goal of becoming a police officer with the OPP. A short biography of each officer is listed below:
Provincial Constable Chris Allred was born in Holland and lived in Oakville, Ontario for many years. Chris has several years of work experience including; sales, mental health program assistant, and was employed as a Registered Practical Nurse, in an Emergency Department prior to joining the OPP.
Provincial Constable Matt Hutchison was born and raised in Listowel, Ontario. He attended Carleton University and graduated with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering. Matt worked as an engineer for 8 years in the automotive industry before joining the OPP.
Provincial Constable Derek Masse was born and raised in Huron County. He attended Lambton College and graduated with a diploma in police foundations, law and security and a certificate in contemporary law and justice. Derek was employed as a Provincial Offences Officer and was a surveillance supervisor with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos prior to joining the OPP.
Provincial Constable Edward Brunk was born and raised in Huron County. He attended Brock University and graduated with an Honours BA in Sociology. Edward also has a Police Foundations diploma. He was previously employed as an Operations Technician & Park Warden before joining the OPP.
Congratulations and welcome to our new recruits working in South Bruce.
Should you wish to pursue a career in policing there has never been a better time to apply to the OPP.
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