Swearing-In Ceremony for two new police recruits

Swearing-In Ceremony for two new police recruits

The North Bay Police Service will be hosting a swearing-in ceremony for Cadet Joshua Buchholz and Cadet Nathan Shank who have recently returned from their 12-week basic constable training at Ontario Police College.

“We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with our two cadets who officially become police constables on this day,” said Chief Paul Cook, North Bay Police Service. “We join their friends and family in congratulating them on this significant achievement and wish them a long and rewarding career with us.”

The two cadets will be sworn-in as police constables on Friday April 17th at 10 a.m. in the lower lecture room at police headquarters. Media are welcome.


Joshua Buchholz
Born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Joshua Buchholz grew up in a military family, lived in various locations in the United States and Canada, and obtained his Canadian citizenship in 2013. Buchholz is a graduate of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School. He has a diploma in Physical and Fitness Management from Cambrian College in Sudbury and a certificate in Aircraft Structural Repair from Canadore College. Buchholz has work experience as a methods agent in the aerospace industry. He holds a blue belt in Chinese Shao-Lin Kung Fu, is a certified fitness consultant, and has volunteered as a football coach, a firefighter and a kickbox instructor.


Nathan Shank
Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Nathan Shank graduated from St. Peter Catholic High School in Ottawa in 2009, where he obtained an Ontario Scholar award and a French Language Certificate. Shank is a graduate of Canadore College’s Police Foundations Program. He also obtained an Honours B.A. in Criminal Justice from Nipissing University. He has working experience as a part-time Special Constable with the North Bay Police Service.