All Smiles As Recruits Receive Badges

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 5:27 p.m., September 10, 2015

The new class comprises 38.2 per cent visible minorities and 26.5 per cent women. A total of 88.2 per cent successfully completed post-secondary education and 20.6 per cent have previous military or policing experience. They speak several languages, including Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Patois and Polish. Of the 18 new recruits who speak a second language, 11.8 per cent speak two or more languages other than English

The Chief smiling as constables standing in a line
Chief Saunders smiles at a Constable as he conducts his inspection of the graduating class.
The Chief smiling as constables standing in a line
Constables sitting.
a woman in uniform speaking at a podium
A man in uniform smiling big as he hugs another man.
Three people standing around an officer in uniform.
A man in uniform hugging a woman in uniform.
Two men in uniform and one man in a suit, the man in the middle is holding an award in his hand
A woman wipes away the tears of a constable
A man in uniform with a guitar at a podium singing.
Close up shots of hats under arms on uniformed men and women.
Two men in uniform walking side by side, arms in swinging motion.
Men and woman in uniform in a march past