My name is John Klager and I am an Auxiliary Constable with WRPS. I have been the Event Chair for Waterloo Region's Cops for Cancer for the last several years. Each year we have a group of incredible Officers who come out to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society. This past September we had an Officer who stood out in the crowd. Cst. Natalie Green began her career as a dispatcher in Sarnia and in August 2009 was hired by the WRPS and has been doing frontline policing since then at South Division.
Cst. Natalie Green made the decision to have her head shaved alongside fellow Officers & community members. Natalie was our top fund raiser, raising $3500.00 and helping her South Division team capture the Community Challenge Award. She held a fund raising BBQ and shamelessly promoted this important community initiative which helped us have another successful year. After Natalie's head shave, she hopped into her cruiser and went straight to work answering calls for service sporting her new look. Her involvement became a fantastic team building exercise for her platoon and created an opportunity for the community to connect with the police in a positive way. Natalie managed all of this on top of her "regular" duties not only on the job but at home with her young family and her husband who is also a WRPS member. Anytime an Officer can become engaged in the community and go above and beyond the expectations of their normal job description to create positive experiences with the citizens they are sworn to serve & protect, that elevates them to a level worthy of recognition. Great job Cst. Green, you are a "police hero"!