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MNO citizen Constable Jeremy Riabov

Submitted by MNO citizen Ginny Gonneau

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Jeremy Riabov recently completed a 60-day basic constable training program at the Ontario Police College.

The program held a very heavy workload and strict schedules in addition to drills and extra morning and night duties for each student enrolled.

“It took me a long time to get here and it feels overwhelming now that I’m here,” he said. “Without [MNO assistance], I would have had to obtain funding from a bank which would have set me and my family back for a long time or it may not have been possible at all to obtain.”

After a two-week stint with the Thunder Bay police force, Riabov started 13 weeks of training with the Ontario Police College. Afterward, he returned and spent time training to learn local policies and procedures, being paired up with a veteran constable for the first few months.

When he’d successfully completed his training, Riabov was hired by the Thunder Bay Police Service. He felt that the three years he’d spent training for a career in law enforcement and being sworn in as an officer were some of the biggest accomplishments of his life, next only to meeting and marrying his wife.

Congratulations, Constable Riabov!

Published on: February 2, 2016