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Conservation Enforcement Squad 18 celebrates graduation

December 9, 2013

(L-R) Atlantic Police Academy Instructor Phil Strachan; student speaker Cadet Patrick DesRoches; graduating cadet Jessica Ouellette; Holland College board of governors representative Phil Jost; and guest speaker Wade MacKinnon, Section Head, Investigation and Enforcement, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Labour and Justice.

(L-R) Atlantic Police Academy Instructor Phil Strachan; student speaker Cadet Patrick DesRoches; graduating cadet Jessica Ouellette; Holland College board of governors representative Phil Jost; and guest speaker Wade MacKinnon, Section Head, Investigation and Enforcement, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Labour and Justice.

Charlottetown, PE Twenty cadets graduated from the Conservation Enforcement program of the Atlantic Police Academy in a ceremony held at the Atlantic Police Academy recently. Guest speaker was

Wade MacKinnon, Section Head, Investigation and Enforcement, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Labour and Justice. Cadet Patrick DesRoches was the student speaker.

The Conservation Enforcement Officers Association of Nova Scotia Award was presented to cadets Dylan Decker and Katlin Young. Decker was also the recipient of the Canadian Federal Wildlife Officers Association Award and the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources Award. The PEI Conservation Officer Award for top marksman was presented to cadet Benjamin O’Donnell.

The 16-week Conservation Enforcement program provides training to wildlife and forestry technicians. Students acquire the skills and knowledge they need for a career in conservation enforcement. They will be prepared for work in natural resources agencies as conservation enforcement officers and in other related fields of enforcement and security throughout Canada.

For more information about the Conservation Enforcement program and other programs in the Atlantic Police Academy, visit hollandcollege.com/apa, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call 1-800-446-5265.

 

 

List of graduates

Conservation Enforcement Program

Squad 18
Michael Bagnell, Murray Siding, N.S.; Miles Blake, Raleigh, N.L.; Elliott L. Boyd, Colchester County, N.S.; Brittany Burke, Amherst, N.S.; Dylan Decker, Campbellton, N.L.; Patrick DesRoches, Summerside, P.E.I.; Jonathan Doucette, Campbellton, N.B.; Justin Dutcher, Fredericton, N.B.; Christopher Glode, Millbrook, N.S.; Dannick Haché, Trudel, N.B.; Jordan Hamilton, Summerfield, N.B.; Adam Lavallee, Stonewall, Man.; Benjamin O’Donnell, Fredericton, N.B.; Jessica Ouellette, Black River Bridge, N.B.; Tyler E.E. Peterson, Chester, N.S.; Kevin James Sawicki, Birch Hills, Sask.; Mathieu J. St-Onge, Edmundston, N.B.; Ian Charles Van Nest, Winnipeg, Man.; Lucas Vanderaa, Milton Station, P.E.I.; Katlin Young, Stephenville Crossing, N.L.

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