Cst. Breanne Mowat
My name is Breanne Mowat, I have been a constable with NAPS since 2019, and I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
One day, I was sitting with my dad and he told me that in his younger days, he wanted to be a police officer. Unfortunately, he let his dream pass by because he had a family and other responsibilities. As I greatly appreciated my dad’s decision, I used this as motivation to get myself started on my own policing journey. While at a Law Enforcement Academy in 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting Sgt. Jackie George. She helped pave the way by showing me what NAPS is all about.
I applied to NAPS in late 2018 and found myself at OPC in May. In August, I was finally on the road. At first, the culture shock was beyond anything I ever expected, and I wasn’t really sure what I had gotten myself into. It has been an eye-opening experience for me. In the past, I’ve changed jobs and locations several times. This experience with NAPS has been much different.
NAPS looks after 34 communities in Northern Ontario – most only accessible by plane. This can pose a huge challenge to not only the community members, but the officers who work in said communities. This really helps officers to think outside the box and come up with different solutions to problems. I personally love working in a small community, it grounds me, humbles me, and lets me see other things beyond my everyday world. I love learning about culture and different ways of life. I got the pleasure of seeing a community member pluck a duck. This was outside of my comfort zone, but one of the most surreal experiences. I have never done, nor thought of, someone having to do this to live. It helped me really appreciate how different everyone lives and developed a further respect for these differences. NAPS has given me such a great opportunity to grow and help others grow.
If you are looking for a challenge, a humbling one, NAPS is the place for you. Apply today to experience a career in policing like no other.