Saturday, July 11, 2020

‘There’s no place like home’ for Constable Kristen Charron

A former Wallaceburg News reporter is happy to be home and serving her community.

Chatham-Kent Police Service Constable Kristen Charron of Wallaceburg was featured as part of the Police Service’s ongoing ‘WE Are YOU’ series on Monday, June 1.

“For me, there’s no place like home,” Charron said in the feature, posted on the Chatham-Kent Police Service website.

“Born and raised in Wallaceburg, I have fond memories of growing up in the community. That’s why after five-and-a-half years of policing in the City of Brantford, I returned home to Chatham-Kent.”

Charron said as a child, she remembers hockey games at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena and playing with friends at the local parks.

“I also enjoyed exploring the local waterways, an experience that I hope to share with my husband and son this summer,” she said.

The citizens of Chatham-Kent were “the biggest reason” why she came back home, Charron said.

“Having volunteered for a number of not-for-profit organizations over the years, like the Wallaceburg Advisory Team for a Cleaner Habitat and the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre, I wanted to continue to give back to the community that helped mould me into the person I am today,” Charron added.

Back in September of 2014, Charron told the Sydenham Current that her journey into policing with the Branford Police Service started during a ride-along in Wallaceburg.

Read the story, here: From the reporters desk, to the police force

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials said last month, during ‘Police Week’, they invited the citizens of Chatham-Kent to get to know their police personnel better through the ‘WE Are YOU’ series.

“Due to the overwhelming positive response to this initiative, we have decided to continue sharing stories in an effort to reinforce the fact that behind the uniform, we are just like you,” police officials said in a media release.

To read all of the stories, click here.

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