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Sudbury police view custom sled built by local students

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Last week, members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) visited a local high school to get a look at a unique sled.

Greater Sudbury Police Service school resource officer Const. Tom Desloges and a Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School student on a Polaris XCR 800 asphalt drag sled built by the school. (Supplied/Greater Sudbury Police Service)

“School resource officer Const. Desloges and rural officers Const. Tremblay and Const. Brunette were honoured to join Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School students for the unveiling of their Polaris XCR 800 asphalt drag sled that was constructed as part of the school’s ‘Manufacturing and Robotics High Skills Specialist Program,’” said police in a social media post.

More than 100 students in grades 7 – 12 were involved in the building of the custom sled – including the disassembly, mock-up and fabrication of custom parts.

In recognition of the students’ work, all of their names were included on the sled.

The names of more than 100 students at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School in Greater Sudbury, Ont. are listed on a custom asphalt drag sled they helped built as part of the school's Manufacturing and Robotics program. (Supplied/Greater Sudbury Police Service)

The Manufacturing and Robotics program is geared towards students who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and GSPS has contributed to the program through its Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund.

Police officials expressed thanks to the school’s co-op/ Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program teacher Paul Mailloux who led the program along with his father and ‘crew chief’ retired GSPS member Yvan Mailloux.

“Job well done,” said police.

A Polaris XCR 800 asphalt drag sled built by students at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School in Greater Sudbury, Ont. (Supplied/Greater Sudbury Police Service)

GSPS officers also visited the school last month to host a ‘fireside chat’ during Police Week to speak with students interested in a career in law enforcement.

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