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Hilry Neale Jr.

Tags: November 2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1

I began my Humber journey in 2011 where I enrolled in the Community and Justice Services Diploma program. I then transferred into the Criminal Justice Degree program in 2014. With courses ranging from sociology and psychology to restorative justice, I received the foundation needed in order to have a successful career in policing.

Since graduating, I worked as a Research Project Coordinator at Humber College where we were tasked with researching the Toronto Police Neighborhood Officer Program. I then worked as a Special Constable with Metrolinx/GO Transit. In December 2019, I began my career in policing with the Toronto Police Service. I work in the Primary Response Unit and I have first hand seen how my educational journey at Humber College has assisted me in this role.

Policing today requires a lot of compassion and effective communication skills. In addition, there is also a lot of investigative work and report writing. While I was in the Criminal Justice Degree program, there was a lot of emphasis placed on research and essay writing. This prepared students for the thesis in their final year. I have realized how beneficial this part of the program was in preparing me to effectively investigate and complete reports in my everyday roles as a Police Officer. I look forward to continuing to excel in my current role and actively seek out opportunities for advancement in both my career and education.

I look forward to being a part of Humber as an Alumnus and seek out opportunities to mentor future students.

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