There’s a new Constable at the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP detachment.
 
 
Townsend's official title is the community policing and victim services liaison member.
 
“I’ve been employed with the RCMP for nine years. My first post was in Chilliwack, B.C.,” said Townsend.
 
She stayed in B.C. just under two years before getting married. Work brought the couple to Alberta and Townsend’s first provincial post was in Redwater. She spent five years with the detachment.
 
Townsend hopes to make a positive difference in the community.
 
“I feel like a lot of the time people see us in a negative fashion and they don’t really realize that we’re humans, we’re people,” she said. “I want to really be able to engage the community in a positive light, so that we’re really approachable so people can come up to us if they need our help and they’re not scared and they know that we’re going to be there to be a support for them.”
 
Townsend has lived in Fort Saskatchewan since 2011.

More Local News

Region experiencing elevated pollution levels

Higher pollution levels are affecting the air quality.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

Operation Red Nose provides $5,600 in community grants

Several youth-based community groups recently received some funding.

Fort Sask Wellness Hub for Youth gaining support from local partners

A new project in the Fort is getting support from many different realms.

Public pool usage down in Redwater

Last summer wasn't the strongest for the Redwater Pool.

Warm weather increasing danger of thin ice

With spring on the way, ice safety is becoming more important.

Sherwood Heights replacement school tops EIPS priority list

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has identified its highest capital priorities moving forward.

Double-digit temperatures not sticking around for long

That spring-like weather is soon to leave.

Road weight bans in effect in Lamont County

Lamont County's seasonal road bans are now in effect.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login