- How long you have been at the Police Service. What Unit do you work for and your job title?
I have been with the service for 18 years. I currently work as a Special Constable CSO – Community Safety Officer for the Bylaw Enforcement Department.
- Can you provide a general description of your week-to-week duties?
Currently I work 4 days shifts and off 4 days. My job consists of traffic safety enforcement within the city, attending Motor Vehicle Accident, as well as being visible downtown daily enforcing traffic, trespassers, graffiti, and all Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Acts, including the Liquor and Gaming Act.
- What training/education did you take for the job? On the job training, and I was sent to Regina for six weeks and completed the Community Safety Officer course.
- 4. Why did you decide to join the police service? Originally I joined as a 911 operator, police and fire dispatcher. I then became interested in possibly attending Police College, however, I settled into the Bylaw enforcement position and decided to stay as a Special Constable.
- What's the most enjoyable/rewarding part of your career? Being able to help people enjoy a better quality of living on their own property through our housing enforcement, as well as keeping the streets safe through traffic control.
- 6. Any advice for women who may encounter sexism or work in a male dominated workplace?
Use your voice, be confident, strong, proud and know you are equal. We all go through the same hiring process and worked just as hard as anyone else. Believe in yourself and your capabilities as a woman. There is no such thing as a man’s job.
- Who were your heroes or role models growing up?
Growing up, my parents were hard workers. My dad was an inventer as well, and my mom always taught me to think bigger and out of the box which enabled me to become who I am now, work where I am now, and also to instill this belief to my daughter.
- What are some things you wish you could tell the younger version of yourself? Never give up on your dreams. You can do, have or be anything. You get to decide who and what you are, no one else’s idea of you matters. Work hard, believe in yourself and your possibilities. Your choices you make today will lead you to your future, so make good choices now, work hard, study hard, don’t get caught up in the material things in life.
- Do you have any message you would like to say for young girls out there? Believe in yourself, embrace your originality, and quirkiness. Surround yourself with those who inspire you. There will always be someone, or something that tries to make you feel you need to conform to their ideas, or make you feel like your less, or that something is impossible and out of reach. Nothing is impossible, nothing is out of reach and know your experiences the good and bad will add to your success. Pick yourself up, learn, and move forward.