PARRY SOUND – Parry Sound feels like home for new West Parry Sound OPP officer David Hogue.
New West Parry Sound OPP officer David Hogue calls Parry Sound home.
Originally hailing from Deep River, Ontario, Hogue arrived in Parry Sound on September 3.
“I’m very happy with Parry Sound, the small-town atmosphere reminds me of home,” said Hogue. “The people here have been extremely welcoming to me and my family.”
As a new officer, Hogue said there’s no such thing as a typical workday.
“You learn fast that there is no such thing as an average day. Things like completing reports, follow-up investigations, general patrol, traffic enforcement and calls for service are all integrated into the somewhat average day,” he said. “The best part about being a police officer is that every day is random. You don’t know what, or when the next call is going to be.”
As for challenges, Hogue said it’s a short learning curve with many things to remember.
“There is so much information to absorb and learn. No situation is the same as the next, you are constantly learning how to deal with new situations.”
As a former paramedic in Sudbury, Hogue said if he wasn’t a police officer he would return to that career.
“I really enjoyed helping the people in my community,” he said of being an EMS worker.
Hogue hopes his role as a police officer in Parry Sound will make a positive difference for the people in the community.
“I want to make a difference in the lives of my fellow community members and citizens by portraying the OPP values of professionalism, accountability, diversity, respect, excellence and leadership.”