Police and peace officers now have some extra help in Fort Saskatchewan.
Being the first of her kind in the city, analyst Chantale Vahey is the newest member of the Fort Saskatchewan protective services department.
In her very unique, multi-disciplinary role, Vahey will provide crime analysis support for the RCMP, traffic and business analysis for Municipal Enforcement and strategic analysis for the Director of Protective Services and Officer in Charge of the RCMP.
"We hired someone in Chantale who's got vast experience and is very knowledgeable, so she was able to hit the ground running," said Mike McCauley, Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachment Commander.
As an analyst, she will be responsible for taking information and passing on the knowledge to police forces and local enforcement to maximize effectiveness.
Through traffic and business analysis, she will help focus municipal resources on issues, people and locations most likely to result in the greatest safety gains for the community.
"I believe hiring an analyst was the brain child of Brad Ward, director of protective services," added McCauley. "She has been helping both on the city side and the RCMP side immensely in her short time with us."
Vahey has the ability to analyze information from major crimes and break and enters to speed zones and collision areas.