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Last week 10 new transit peace officers and 12 new community safety peace officers graduated at a ceremony held at the Mewata Armoury. These graduates will be pivotal in bolstering public safety and security across Calgary’s transit systems and communities. They will be tasked with enforcing bylaws, assisting citizens and contributing to the overall well-being of the city’s residents and visitors.

“Starting my new role as a community peace officer, I am most looking forward to continuing the great work previous officers have done before me. Growing up as an immigrant to Canada, I witnessed first-hand the importance of law enforcement in maintaining order and protecting the vulnerable,” said Khoi Pham, class leader for the graduating community peace officers.

The graduates each have varied backgrounds and experiences and bring a unique perspective and skill set to their roles. From compassionate souls driven by a desire to make a positive contribution to their communities, to advocates for public safety with a keen sense of responsibility, the new peace officers stand ready to embark on their journey.

“I’ve always felt drawn to a career where I can contribute to the greater good,” Pham added.

Class leaders are nominated by their peers to represent them at the graduation ceremony and deliver speeches during the celebrations.

“I always knew I wanted to help people from a young age and felt that the scope of law enforcement resonated the most with me, out of all of the emergency services, due to the focus on keeping the peace within my community,” said Liam Denty, class leader for the transit peace officers.

“I’m excited to apply everything I’ve learned over the last few months and engage with the public daily as a peace officer.”

This year, the Transit Public Safety team and the Community Safety team have recruited dozens of additional peace officers to address social disorder and reduce incidents on Calgary’s transit system and within communities.


Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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