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For Immediate Release:26-Jul-2018 @ 3:13 PM
MRU #:18R086

Twenty-eight members, 20 men and eight women, from Recruit Training Class (RTC) 141 will be celebrating their graduation with family and friends, July 27.

Each year the EPS hires people from a diverse set of backgrounds. Despite their different educations, career paths, and reasons for joining, the one thing they all have in common is the desire to serve the citizens of Edmonton.

Having met all requirements, they recently completed an intense year of academic and field development training and assessment, and are now ready to serve their community as police officers.

RTC 141 marks a milestone as this is the first time a Lacombe Police Service member has received recruit training in partnership with EPS. This partnership will continue with recruit constables enrolled in RTC 142 and 143.

Participating in the graduation ceremony will be Chief Rod Knecht, Lacombe Police Chief Lorne Blumhagen, MLA David Shepherd, Mayor Don Iveson, and Edmonton Police Service Chair Tim O'Brien.

The ceremony will include a formal procession by the EPS Honour Guard, performances by the EPS Pipes and Drums and the EPS Chorus, colourful flag and marching drills, comments from EPS members and special guests, and diploma presentations.

Graduates will also receive recognition awards for demonstrating excellence in problem solving, officer safety, academics, humanitarianism, fitness, and a trainers' choice category.

Members of the public and media are invited to join the recruits and their families and friends at the graduation ceremony.

Friday, July 27, 2018
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
City Room (Main Floor), City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

For more information on joining the EPS, please visit www.joinEPS.ca.

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Please contact Brittany Lewchuk at (780) 421-3552 for more information.

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