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Issue No. 412 April 2017

Crusaders give policing a try

From red and black to blue – a group of Crusaders players with an eye on a future policing career spent a day as guests of Canterbury Police last month.

Inspector Paul Fremaux talks with the visitors.

The nine players were introduced to various workgroups, including Dogs, Scenes of Crime, Photography, Prevention, CIB and family harm.

The visit was facilitated in conjunction with two former members of Police – Ginny Le Bas and John ‘Foxy’ Miles, who now work for the Crusaders as Personal Development Manager and Logistics Manager respectively.

After their visit the players reported back on their experiences to Ginny, who left Police last year.

“The players who came out are all interested in joining the Police and are looking at it as an option when they finish their rugby,” says Inspector Paul Fremaux. “They really enjoyed the day and we’ll be holding a recruiting seminar for them in the future.

“We’re also looking at an exchange, with some of our leaders watching how they go about their business.”

The players involved were Mitch Drummond, Mitch Dunshea, David Havilli, Oli Jager, Jone Macilai, Andrew Makalio, Pete Samu, Leon Fukofuka and Michael Alaalatoa.

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