It was graduation day at Lethbridge College for a group of new police cadets who will soon be hitting the streets. They went through 22 weeks of rigorous training over the past 6 months through the Police Cadet program at Lethbridge College. Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh says he looks forward to watching all the graduates take that next step in their career.
“Graduation is a special day for not only for the graduating class but for the police services that they represent and also the community that they’re going to be serving. So it’s an amazing day and I’m glad we were able to share that moment with them.”
Graduate Alison McCulloch, who will be working with the Lethbridge Police Service, says it’s exciting to have graduated alongside all her fellow cadets and is looking forward to serving the community.
“It’s a relief. Kind of bittersweet to be done and see some of my co cadets go off to other agencies but excited to start a new career. I just really want to focus on hitting the streets and making a difference and doing the best I can and then from there see where I excel at and where I can make the most difference.”
Some of the other agencies that the cadets will be going to include the Blood Tribe Police Service and the Taber Police.