I started my career in 1997 and am currently the Inspector in charge of Action, Innovation and Modernization (AIM) with the RCMP in Alberta. I was born and raised in Edmonton and have worked my entire career in Alberta. I started as a volunteer auxiliary member in Whitecourt, AB where I applied with the RCMP and was accepted shortly after. I joined my husband in both of our first postings, along with our two sons, in Grande Cache, AB. In 2001, I transferred to Edmonton to work in our surveillance section where I gained a lot of experience gathering information without asking questions…that was a change.
With that experience I was transferred to the first integrated organized crime investigative unit in Alberta, the Integrated Response to Organized Crime unit in 2003. I was based out of the Edmonton office, so I worked on a team with both RCMP and EPS members, on some incredible investigations. It seemed only logical that I continue with investigating organized crime from a Proceeds of Crime angle and joined the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Office in 2006. After several interesting investigations and two promotions, I was seconded to the Major Crimes Unit for a year and then transferred to Grande Prairie Detachment in 2013 as a Sgt. Watch Commander. Grande Prairie was an amazing opportunity and it was great being back in uniform after 11 years of plain clothes, helping the public again. In 2015, I took a Sgt Detachment Commander position in Beaverlodge and then a S/Sgt Detachment Commander position in Valleyview in 2016. Both positions were wonderful opportunities to remind me why policing was so important and how much of an impact a police officer can have on someone’s life. I had really missed having that one on one contact with community members and was glad to have had the opportunity to get back out there. In 2018, I was promoted to Inspector, as a Duty Officer and then in 2019, I took on my current role as the AIM Officer. I have enjoyed my policing career immensely and look forward to continued opportunities and challenges.