2018 International Women's Day Q &A
- How long you have been at the Police Service. What Unit do you work for and your job title?
My name is Erin Settee and I've worked at the Prince Albert Police Service since December as the Aboriginal Resource Officer in the Victim Services Unit.
- Can you provide a general description of your week-to-week duties?
Attend Hub meetings, provide support referrals and advocacy for victims of crime and provide culturally appropriate support services to victims of crime and to the Police members.
- What training/education did you take for the job?
Addictions Counselor and I'm nationally certified by the Canadian Professional Addictions Council body. I'm also a certified problem gambling counselor. I've been working in the field of mental health and addictions since 2009.
- Why did you decide to join the police service?
The Aboriginal Resource Officer opened up and that was a position that encompasses everything I'd like to do and my fiancée works for the Police Service as an officer.
- What's the most enjoyable/rewarding part of your career?
Helping people when they are vulnerable and then seeing the results of that help immediately — helping them feel relieved and supported immediately.
- Any advice for women facing workplace challenges in a male dominated workplace?
Have a sense of humour and never for a second think that you are any less than what a man can do — I don't feel any different here.
- Who were your heroes or role models growing up?
My school counselor in elementary school. She made me feel safe. And my Aunty, she is a nurse.
- What are some things you wish you could tell the younger version of yourself?
Go straight into university out of high school.
- Do you have any message you would like to say for young girls out there?
Love yourself and be confident in yourself. Love the skin you are in.
My daughter is truly my inspiration. She's so confident and nothing stops her from doing what she wants to do. If she wants to try a new sport even if she's the only girl, she has that confidence and does it.