POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 45 PANS in the community New Glasgow Regional Police Servicecontinued continued experience of getting into this career very young with no life experience: it’s very important to gain some life experience. Go to university, take a course in something, get your education, be out in the workforce. This job is all about communicating with others and it’s really hard to do when you’re young and you have no life experience.” Her best advice to young women entering the policing profession is simple: “Find a mentor. You’ve got to struggle first - it’s not going to be handed to you.” Corkum-Timmons recalls the time she spent at the bed and breakfast, struggling to make ends meet while she waited to begin her policing career. That time prepared her for what was ahead. “It certainly contributed to solidifying that that’s the job I wanted to do. I worked really hard to get that first job in Trenton.” And look at her now. “It’s been 20 years of education in life. I certainly think that things have changed for the better. Management and communities are becoming better educated in employing those who are a reflection of the communities in which they police, but there’s still a long way to go.” Despite the uphill struggle, Corkum-Timmons has kept working at her life’s passion and risen to the top - literally. Chief Stephen Chisholm praises: “Claire has been an active member of Kinettes and on the MADD executive for a number of years. This year during the onset of the pandemic, Claire was instrumental along with colleagues in developing a Facebook first responders story time page in which first responders read stories dedicated to children… We value Claire’s contributions and commitment to the community and our stakeholders as part of NGRP’s service delivery. Claire’s promotion to sergeant is indeed an important milestone achievement and is representative of The Town of New Glasgow’s and NGRP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.” Constables Lauren Stiles and Nelson Klattenhoff to the rescue after this guy’s leash got caught in the woods.