Cst. Casey Kelly

My name is Casey KELLY and I went through the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service recruitment process in February of 2017.

I had recently graduated from a fire academy, became certified as an Emergency Medical Responder and had completed other various courses because I was interested in becoming a First Responder. I applied to Nishnawbe Aski Police Service in February of 2017, and went to Ontario Police College in April of that same year. It was a very smooth process. One part of the process was contacting different detachments in each region. Doing this provided me with information on what to expect and what to do in order to be successful in the recruitment process, training portion, and career. I entered the field in August of 2017, in Fort Severn, ON.

In 2019, an opportunity presented itself to apply to the Emergency Response Team. I knew this was no light task and it would challenge me both mentally and physically. This process included an internal assessment week, followed by a selection week with the Ontario Provincial Police in Southern Ontario. Training components on the 10-week course consisted of Search & Rescue, Containment, K-9 tracks, Firearms, Public Order Unit, VIP Detail and Warrant Service. As an Emergency Response Team member, you continue your front-line duties as a Police Constable. Completing these courses gave me more confidence and I am better able to serve the communities I work in. The comradery on this team is second to none.