Meet Our People introduces you to the people who work at South Simcoe Police. Each month we’ll profile a different member of our service. Auxiliary Constable Ndabezinhle Gary Maseko has been a member of the South Simcoe Police since July 2013. He was born in Zimbabwe and came to Canada in September, 2001.
Originally, Gary came to Canada with plans to attend university. He began working full time, and put his academic plans aside. He met his wife in 2002, and they were soon married.
Gary is the proud father of 2 children, who are active in hockey and gymnastics. Gary speaks 4 languages, Zulu, Ndebele, Shona and English.
“I joined the Auxiliary to use my life experience to give back to the community”, said Gary. “It’s the people that make South Simcoe Police one of the best police services in the province, serving the best communities. I enjoy finding out what front line policing is all about, especially in a diverse community like ours.”
Gary became interested in policing after attending the first South Simcoe Police Citizen’s Police Academy back in 2012. He immediately volunteered to join the Crimestoppers program as a Board member, a position he still holds.
Ndabezinhle means “Good News” in the Zulu language, and Gary hopes to hear some good news soon. “I’d really like to become a full time police constable”, he said. “I think public service is something to aspire to.”
Gary is well on his way, having studied Critical Incident Stress Management, Autism Awareness, Mental Health and First Aid as part of our Auxiliary complement.