DIGBY, N.S. – As the country prepares to celebrate Canada Day, the Digby RCMP are pleased to introduce a new member to its team with a truly Canadian story.
Cst. Frederick Mubiru arrived in Canada over 10 years ago as a refugee from Uganda. He settled in Ottawa with the dream of becoming a police officer.
The RCMP says knowing he would have to work hard to turn his dream into a reality, he returned to school and got involved in his local church where he worked as an Associate Pastor. There, he met new friends, a mentor and eventually, his wife. According to an RCMP media release, he also volunteered with organizations that support youth and immigrants and began applying to law enforcement programs.
His hard work paid off and he was accepted into RCMP Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan and went on to graduate at the top of his class. He was thrilled to hear his first posting would be to Nova Scotia, a short distance away from his good friend from church, an RCMP officer also living in Nova Scotia.
“I believed that if I worked hard and kept a positive attitude, positive things would happen,” says Cst. Mubiru. “I kept moving forward and now I’m working in my dream career.”
Cst. Mubiru worked his first shift in Digby on April 20.
“We’re very happy to have Cst. Mubiru on the team,” says S/Sgt. Chubbs of Digby RCMP. “He brings a unique perspective and enthusiasm for helping people which makes him a valuable member of the RCMP team and community.”