My name is Jagdeep Dhaliwal.  I was born in India, raised in Canada (City of Hamilton).  I have been a police officer with the Hamilton police service since August 2006.

I chose policing as a career because I like dealing with the public.I like helping people. The most compelling reason is that this job allows me to make a difference, to make a change, and to perhaps even save a life.

What really satisfies me is that I speak two other languages, (Punjabi and Hindi). I enjoy assisting the public if their mother tongue is not English.  As a police officer, everyday brings a new challenge, you have to be ready to protect and serve.

jdhaliwal@hamiltonpolice.on.ca

 

My name is Zayna Rahwan, I was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Syria (Aleppo) and immigrated to Canada in 1998 (Peel Region). I have been employed by Hamilton Police service since July 2015.

Growing up in the Middle East gave me challenges on career choices given I am a female. At 16 years of age, I knew I wanted to become a police officer and represent Canada, however, I also knew that comes with challenges and life experience requirements.

Therefore, in 2008, I joined the Canadian Military as a Reservist to gain life experience. Shortly after, I was hired by Niagara Parks Police as a Provincial Offences Officer.

I chose policing because I knew every day will be different and pose new challenges. I knew that problem solving and effective communication are key within policing. My ability to speak, read and write Arabic has given me opportunities to assist the public in different aspects.

ZRahmoun@hamiltonpolice.on.ca