RCMP Cst. Matt Sayler joined the Sylvan Lake detachment last month, moving from High River where he worked for the past seven years.
Growing up in the Edmonton area, he said he was interested in work as a police officer from a young age. He completed a criminology course at Grant MacEwan and then worked as a private investigator using his surveillance training in insurance fraud cases before joining the RCMP.
High River was his first posting with the force.
Sayler said he’s finding the town really nice. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. He’s also looking forward to the summer activity when tourists increase the community’s population, and getting to know people in town.
His wife is an RCMP officer at the Hobbema detachment.