I would like to take time to say thank you to NPAAMB for helping me achieve a lifelong goal of mine of becoming a Police Officer. In August 2012 I received an offer of employment from the Hamilton Police Service, one of the conditions of my offer was I had to attend and successfully complete the Basic Constable Training Program at the Ontario Police College. There was only one problem, the course was $7,500 and had to be paid by myself prior to attending the course in September and I did not have the funds. I learned from a friend about NPAAMB, I went online and completed the required documents to apply for funding. This is when I met Mary Jamieson, I explained my situation to Mary and she immediately said she would love to help me achieve my lifelong goal. NPAAMB approved my funding; I attended and graduated from the Ontario Police College. Not having to worry about taking out personal loans and having to pay the funds back really helped me on focusing to complete the required training to become a Police Officer. I have been working as a Police Officer for almost one year now and I truly enjoy helping people with their problems. I will forever be grateful to Mary and NPAAMB for their generosity. It is great to know this program is out there changing lives for the better like it did for me.