Nelson Police Department welcomes new recruit

The Nelson Police Department swore in its newest member on Tuesday morning.

The swearing in ceremony on Tuesday morning included (L-R) Nelson Police Department Chief Constable Wayne Holland

The Nelson Police Department swore in its newest member on Tuesday morning.

Constable Sebastian Fazzino gathered with members of the local department and the Nelson Police Board at the local courthouse where Honorable Judge Lisa Mronzinski of the Provincial Court of British Columbia administered the oath of office and allegiance.

Fazzino is a familiar face around the Nelson courthouse where he most recently served as deputy sheriff for the British Columbia Sheriff Service.

He is a graduate of Nelson’s L.V. Rogers high school and has also attended Douglas College in New Westminster where he focused on business and marketing courses.

While working in various sales and purchasing jobs in Nelson, Fazzino decided to become a member of the Nelson Police Department’s reserve program at which time he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Mr. Fazzino’s experience and training as both a reserve and a full time deputy sheriff was instrumental in our selection of Sebastian as our newest recruit,” stated NPD chief Wayne Holland in a press release.

“Sebastian and his wife Erin have two children, Emily and Tyler who they are proud to have had the opportunity to raise in one of the finest and safest communities in the province. We are pleased to welcome Constable Fazzino and his family as members of one of this province’s oldest and finest police services.”

Fazzino will become the 81st constable to serve in the local department’s 116 years as a service.

Fazzino will commence his duties on Thursday and will embark on nine months of training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia on April 22.

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