Sebastian Fazzino sworn in as 81st NPD Constable
Nelson City Police department welcomed its 81st constable into service Tuesday at the Nelson Courthouse when the Honorable Judge Lisa Mronzinski of the Provincial Court of British Columbia administered the Oath of Office and Allegiance to Constable Sebastian Fazzino.
Following the brief ceremony, Fazzino was welcomed to the force by Chief Wayne Holland, Acting Mayor Robin Cherbo and police board members, Dr. Bill Reid and Mike McIndoe.
Fazzino commences his duties Thursday (April 18) before embarking on nine months of training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia on Monday (April 22).
The native of Nelson, Fazzino graduated from L.V. Rogers High School before attending Douglas College in New Westminster where he focused on business and marketing.
Fazzino, working in various sales and purchasing jobs in Nelson, became a member of the Nelson Police Department’s Reserve program, at which time he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement.
He left the reserves to join the British Columbia Sheriff Service where Fazzino rose to the rank of Deputy Sheriff.
Fazzino is married to wife Erin. The couple has two children, Emily and Tyler.
“We’re pleased to welcome Constable Fazzino and his family as members of one of this province’s oldest and finest police services,” said Chief Wayne Holland.