RNC welcomes newest constables

Rhonda Hayward
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Published on August 25, 2013

Reviewing party officials (at right) Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan, MUN president and vice-chancellor Gary Kachanoski, and RNC Chief Robert Johnston speak with graduating RNC police cadets during the ceremonial inspection. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

Graduating RNC Police Cadet Michael James Joseph Hickey Hunt, 24, of Mount Pearl has his RNC breast shield badge placed upon him by his grandfather, retired RNC Sgt. Ed Hunt, at which time he officially became RNC Const. Michael Hunt. Looking on (from right) waiting to congratulate him are RNC Chief Robert Johnston, Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan and MUN president and vice-chancellor Gary Kachanoski. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

Prior to being placed upon them,  the 18 newest police breast shield badges to be worn by the RNC recruit constables sit on a table at Saturday's graduation ceremonies at the MUN Field House. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

RNC graduating class member Const. Derek Edmund McDonald, 29, of Mount Pearl signs his RNC oath of office certificate after he was presented with his RNC breast shield badge. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

Graduating police cadets stand at attention as they await reviewing party officials for their ceremonial inspection during Saturday afternoon's graduation ceremonies at the MUN Field House. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

A proud and emotional father, RNC Insp. Eddie Oates embraces his daughter, Const. Kimberly Mary Oates, 25, of St. John’s after he presented her with her RNC breast shield police badge and officially welcomed her into the ranks of the RNC.
— Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on August 25, 2013

This is the moment the 18 RNC graduating police cadets were waiting for on Saturday. The graduation parade and swearing-in ceremonies ended with the symbolic tossing of their hats into the air. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Graduates of police studies get their badges

The police studies diploma program graduation parade and swearing-in ceremony took place at the Field House on the MUN campus in St. John's Saturday afternoon.

Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan, the honorary chief of the RNC, as well as president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University Gary Kachanoski, joined RNC Chief of police Robert Johnston to present the newest RNC constables with their police badges. This was the ninth class to complete the program, with 18 police cadets officially sworn in. Since the program's inception in 2004, a total of 211 officers have successfully completed the police studies program.

rhonda.hayward@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Field House on the MUN

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Ben
    August 26, 2013 - 10:29

    Just what we need, more cops who have no power to keep people behind bars.

    • citizen
      August 26, 2013 - 19:38

      cops don't make the call when it comes to "keeping" people behind bars. That is the courts job sir, I can see your well educated in the justice system.

  • Debbie duke
    August 26, 2013 - 06:54

    Congratulations Michael Burton.