On March 7, 2016, the School of Social and Community Services and the TPS of the 22 Division hosted the annual TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony.
About the Investiture Ceremony
The 22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew is a vocational Scouts Canada group consisting of students aged 18-26 from Humber College’s School of Social & Community Services working in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service to provide service to their communities through volunteering, and additionally improving themselves as individuals through education, Scouting activities and police-related experiences.
Every year for the past thirteen years around February or March we host an event called an investiture at the Toronto Police College. An investiture is a ceremony where we officially 'invest' our new members that joined the previous calendar year in September. This officially makes them members of our Rover Crew. We invite our friends, family, Humber faculty, fellow members of Scouting, and representatives of the Toronto Police Service to the ceremony. The Toronto Chief of Police (or a representative if they are unavailable) is tasked with the actual investing as they perform the actual ceremonial action of placing the new Rover's Necker (the scarf we hang around our necks) over their head. Other members of the Rover Crew that have been invested in previous years and are current members also attend to support the new ones and all of our Advisors attend; these are the Toronto Police Service members that run our team.
At this year’s Investiture, approximately 30 new members were welcomed to the Rover Crew. The evening was led by the founding members of the 22 Division Toronto Police Rover Crew, PCs Kevin Ward and Scott Walker. In addition, to PCs Ward and Walker important advisors to the Rover Crew were also in attendance. These special guests included: PEO Varun Thakur, PEO Denis Ho, PC Michael Burgess, CO Mario Perugini and CO Chris Dos Anjos.
The following speakers provided speeches for the evening
Scouts Canada Greater Toronto Council Commissioner – Ted Zuber
Humber College PFP Coordinator - Rick DeFacendis
Humber College Dean of Social and Community Services - Derek Stockley
22 Division TPS Unit Commander – Superintendent Shaun Narine
Toronto Police Service Chief – Mark Saunders
Rover Crew Co-Chairs – Jovana Minic and Sarah Miller