Hi, I’m Constable Steve Koopman of the Kingston Police in Ontario, Canada. Ask me anything!
As of 3:00pm we're already over by an hour. We'll start to wind things down but will try our absolute best to answer any remaining questions and those in the future. Thanks for all the questions everyone, including even the difficult and strange ones. ~ Steve
As part of the Police Week theme of "Walk the Digital Beat...a New Era of Engagement" Kingston Police will be hosting its first 'Ask Me Anything' interview on Reddit. Media Relations Officer Constable Steve Koopman will be answering questions on what it is like to be an officer with a municipal police service in the province of Ontario.
Cst. Steve Koopman has been an officer solely with Kingston Police for 15 years. He grew up in the area, attending high school and then Queen's University. He spent his first four years in Uniform Patrol, then seven years as a Detective split between the Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit and Major Crime Unit, where he worked on multiple homicides including the Shafia case at the Kingston Mills Locks. During this time he created the Social Media accounts for the Kingston Police, being one of the early adopters in Ontario for law enforcement agencies. Following that he was the Dangerous Offender Manager for two years before assuming the Media Relations position in 2012.
Crime Prevention Officer Bill Ross and the Community Services Unit supervisor, Staff Sergeant Lillian Walcer, will also be available, participating and assisting in answering any challenging questions.
Looking forward to the discussion!
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