130 New Officers Join the Ranks of the Belize Police Force

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Graduation Ceremonies were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 for 130 new officers of the Belize Police Force who make up Recruit Squad #88.

New Belize Police Officers-3During the Ceremonies, awards were given out in various categories: Baton of Honor went to RPC 1528 Andy Rodriguez; Written Exam, First Place went to RPC 1450 Rodrigo Castillo and Second Place to RPC 1528 Andy Rodriguez; the award for Most Consistent Recruit went also to RPC 1528 Andy Rodriguez; the Best Physical Condition Award was taken by RPC 1480 Daniel Jimenez; the 1st Shooting Qualification Award went to RPC 1467 David Gongora; the Commandant’s Prize was received by WRPC 1544 Lourdes Torres and the 1st in First Aid Award went to RPC 1579 Zair Pott.

Additionally, a number of retired Police Officers received awards of New Belize Police Officers-1recognition. They are: Mr. Paul Wade, former Assistant Commissioner; Justo Augustine, former Superintendent; Claudio Mai, former Acting Assistant Superintendent; James Moriera, former Acting Assistant Superintendent; Moses Aranda, former Inspector; Hubert Augustine, former
Sergeant; Michael Ciego, former Corporal; and Michael Muslar, former Police Constable.

All awards were presented by Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar, who also delivered the keynote address.
The Graduation Ceremony was held at the National Police Training Academy in Belmopan.

The 130 new recruits will be placed on active Police Duty starting Monday, March 25, 2013 with over 100 of them being deployed in Belize City, which is the area with the greatest need for an increase in the number of Police Officers.

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