Brantford Police looking to recruit Indigenous auxiliary force members

Brantford Police Chief Rob Davis and Cst. Anas Hasan, a former auxiliary officer, go over the controls in a police cruiser. (Photo by Donna Duric)

By Donna Duric Writer Indigenous people are being encouraged to join Brantford’s volunteer auxiliary police force as the city’s police service seeks to increase its recruitment numbers. With a new police chief on board, who hails from Six Nations, Brantford Police want to see more Indigenous people become a member of the force. “I want more,” said Brantford Police Chief Rob Davis. “We have a long history between the two communities.” He believes more Indigenous officers can help improve relationships with police and the general public in “this era of truth and reconciliation.” “It’s not about numbers and quotas,” said Davis of hiring Indigenous officers. “It’s about real learning and sharing and getting to know each other as communities at that personal level. You sit in a cruiser with someone…

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