Breton Community School Resource officer Stephen Taylor
I’m in my late twenties, I love sports, and I have a background in corrections, and other related work before becoming a police officer. I grew up in a very small town in rural Nova Scotia. It was a humble community, however this left police absent from the area.
I want to be the change I wanted to see growing up, which included more positive police presence. I believe that police should be available in the community not just for emergencies, but as a resource and aid.
Policing to me very importantly includes educating, and being a positive role model for youth. This is why I love this position, and why I strive to be there for these kids. There are times when youth feel like they have no one left to turn to; I don’t want them becoming afraid of police, I want to be there just around the corner to help.
My experience has been very positive in the Breton area, getting to meet lots of the community members, parents, and general public who work hard to keep a safe and proactive community within the school system.
I have experienced lots of learning of my own, the pleasure of teaching DARE classes, and completed successful interventions. Amidst my regular duties, this has been a great experience.