Q & A Interview - Cst. Hood
- Give me some background information on yourselves. Age, where you grew up, education/work history, are you married, any kids, how you ended up in Prince Albert etc.
25-years old and grew up in Beauval Saskatchewan. Not married, no kids. Since growing up in a small town and Prince Albert being a small city, I feel like I would be more comfortable coming to a smaller city.
- How was Saskatchewan Police College? Tell me about your experiences. What was the hardest part, the most fun, any big surprises, et cetera.
It was challenging but it was a good time. The fun part was rapid deployment, going into a building with potential active shooters and you have to find them. The hardest part was criminal law.
- How big were your classes, and how long was the program?
18 people - 20 weeks
- What made you want to be a police officer?
Growing up in a small town and seeing the RCMP members there I looked up to them. They came to the schools and did presentations. Then being in the military and seeing the team and family structure. I was in the military for five years. Then I took the Aboriginal Police Preparation Program which gained more interest in having a taste what police officers do. Then I became a summer student at SPS and got to follow officers and see what they do which gained more interest and I decided to apply. And now I got hired and I love it.
5. Is there something about working in Prince Albert that appeals to you, in particular?
I am starting in patrol but I would eventually like to try Canine.
6. What's the most enjoyable/rewarding part of being a police officer?
I love helping people, so... making a change in their lives.