New constable fresh out of RCMP training

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake RCMP obtained a new recruit last month.

Constable Adam Mackenzie has been in town just over a month.

The 25-year-old has moved across the country from Sudbury Ontario.

This is Mackenzie’s first posting since he graduated from training on February 5.

Mackenzie says he had requested to be posted in Alberta, and did not have a preference to where in Alberta he wanted to go. He said that he is an outdoorsy person so the relocation staff thought Slave Lake would be a good fit for him.

Mackenzie says he enjoys hiking, kayaking, baseball and softball, which he is certain he will be able to do in and around town.

“I like Slave Lake very much. It is small enough that it doesn’t feel like a city, but still has all the amenities a person could need,” says Mackenzie adding Edmonton is still accessible, only three hours away.

Mackenzie says as a new member of the Slave Lake RCMP, he will have a ton of new things to learn, but his goal is to just become a functioning member of the detachment and help out in any way he can.

Mackenzie says he knew he wanted to be a police officer since graduating from high school. He added in order to graduate from an Ontario high school, he had to complete 40 hours of community service.

“I spent those 40 hours with my uncle, who was also a police officer, after spending the time with him, I knew policing is what I wanted to do as a career.”

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