SPOTLIGHT ON: KIERA G.
Hi! I have been with the West Vancouver Police Department since September 2022 in the Records department and am currently on a temporary assignment in the Major Investigations Team doing disclosure work. When COVID first hit I was working in the tourism/recreational industry, which of course immediately shut down along with many other jobs. I had always thought about going back to school after my Bachelor degree at UBC, but COVID is what really caused me to look into pursuing more education. I was browsing BCIT programs and found Forensics with a Crime and Intelligence Analysis specialty, which I recently graduated from. This was my first experience in the Policing world, but I am grateful for the opportunities I have had in the last few years of education and work. Even though COVID caused a lot of issues, I am appreciative that it caused me to discover this career.
I have lived on the North Shore, specifically Deep Cove, for most of my life. I love the North Shore lifestyle of being close to the mountains, city and ocean. In my spare time I enjoy doing outdoor activities such as camping, skiing, cycling and paddleboarding. I also recently joined a softball slow pitch team. Last winter I participated in the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme at Whistler and placed second in my age category. This winter I want to try the Peak to Valley Race at Whistler as well.
SOME FUN QUESTIONS:
If you could be any animal what would you be? Definitely a cat because I think they would have a lot of interesting stories to tell.
If you could have a superpower what would it be? The ability to fly because it would be so much easier to explore new places and find spots without huge crowds.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Perogies – you can add so many different toppings, make them sweet or savoury and they taste good at all times of the day.
If you won the lottery what would you spend the money on? I would open up an animal rescue/sanctuary and then travel the world in an RV with my fiancé and pets.