Leadership. What does it really mean?
In my experience, leadership can mean different things to different people.
But, no matter your thoughts, being a leader means inspiring others to do their best.
As dedicated members of 21 RHFC ACC, you are doing just that.
When you signed up to become a cadet, you signed up for an adventure that is challenging, rewarding and respected. And while you may not have known it at the time, you signed up to be a leader – because being a cadet, is being an inspiration to not only your peers, but to your community and to your country.
When I signed up for a career in policing, I knew I was also in for a demanding, yet rewarding career. It’s a career that I knew would have its ups and downs, but one that would allow me to change people’s lives for the better, and one that would allow me to give back to the community.
I’ve learned a lot along the way but, perhaps most importantly, I’ve learned that having good values is essential in creating good leaders. As cadets, you demonstrate these values every day – loyalty, professionalism, respect and integrity. You have learned to give back to your community through volunteerism. You have learned the importance of working hard to achieve your goals, including academic success and physical fitness. You have learned about courage, commitment and sincerity. These values will, undoubtedly, carry you towards a very successful career.
The cadet program you are part of is truly a unique experience. I applaud each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment to the program and I wish you all the very best in your future.
Chief of Police