Sgt. Maria Keen is with the Ottawa Police Outreach and Recruiting team. Sgt. Keen has gone above and beyond her duties to promote diversity, mentor students/recruits and actively promote growth within the service. Sgt. Keen, along with her team, has organized events such as “A day in the life of a police officer,” which is a way to open doors for women into the policing world. Sgt. Keen has also inspired other police services to follow in her footsteps. She has shown that policing is not only a career for men but for anyone willing to put the work in. She is inclusive towards all and inspires many of us on a daily basis.