The Regina Police Service is welcoming six recruits.
The swearing-in ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon, where family and friends were able to witness the new recruits officially join the police service.
Police Chief Evan Bray said ceremonies like this bring him back to when he became a police officer.
“I was just saying to one of the parents, it’s been about 24 years for me, and I do remember that day very well, it’s an exciting day.”
New recruit Jose Rodriguez said he’s proud of the things he and his colleagues have accomplished so far.
“It’s been an incredible journey for me and my fellow co-workers, and we’re just really excited and happy to be here.”
The ceremony is to celebrate the recruits making it through the hiring process, but officers won’t receive badges until after they complete their training.
New recruit Lacee Willis said she’s anticipating a non-stop schedule during her training, which begins Monday.
“From what I hear, it’s going to be very hard, lots of hard work, lots of dedication,” Willis said. “Lots of early mornings and late nights, but we’ve all made it this far, so (I think) we’re ready to put in the work, what needs to be done.”
The recruits will now attend the Saskatchewan Police College for the next 20 weeks for training, then rejoining RPS on May 31st.