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Stephen Welton  #Canadian | #Police #MediaRelations Officer | #News #Cop | #PublicRelations | #RCNavy Reservist | #Rescue Swimmer | #FireFighting

Before starting a #career in policing I had heard that if you wanted to be successful in life or in a career you had to write down your #goals. So I did. One of the goals at the top of my list included a life long career in the area of public safety and National Defence. I wanted to do something that allowed me to serve the community and I wanted to have a positive impact on people lives. My first call to service came from the policing profession. I have enjoyed serving as a #policeofficer in Hamilton alongside so many of people who work day in and day out in the profession making a difference. A safe community has always been about teamwork. Not just police officers, but the silent professionals behind the scenes that most people won't ever get a chance to see or meet. Like in any profession there are many good days and many bad days. There are a lot of smiles shared in the community and even tears, often from the loss of friends or tragic events we step into along the way. It's not an easy task to respond to the many kinds of troubles that emerge in people's lives as a first responder. But I believe that no matter what, we can always serve with gratitude. It was an absolute honour to have most recently been assigned as your media relations officer over the last few years. I am truly grateful to have been tasked with the job. But now, in order for me pursue the remaining goals that have been patiently waiting on my bucket list… I have to move on from #policing. I am #grateful for the kind messages that continue to come in from colleagues and friends that I've made along the way. I really can't keep up to respond to all of you right away. I am especially grateful for the people who were there for me when I felt like I had hit rock bottom a few times along the way. It meant a lot to me then and it still does now. Today was officially my last day assisting in the media relation's office before taking some vacation time away. On August 13 I will have resigned from my policing duties. Thanks for allowing me to do my part and sharing a laugh at my puns. Stay awesome. Support your #firstresponders as they work to support you. Be safe. Stay tuned ;) #Canada #HamOnt

Yes or No? My friends come up with the craziest of ideas.
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#SportBike #Summer #crazy #LifeInTheFastLane

It was an honour to be present when the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (@oacpofficial) recognized Catherine Martin with this years award of excellence for her contributions over the many years she spent in the area of #communications with the police service. She may not be as close to us as we would like any more but she is certainly not forgotten. The OACP Ontario #MediaRelations Officers network was presented with an idea earlier this year to create an annual award to recognize #excellence in the area of communications in her name. It is now a reality. I knew that we would all find a way to keep Catherine skipping down the halls at us. She is missed. Thank you to Todd, his daughter and son for inviting me to join them in this photo with #Hamilton Chief of #Police Eric Girt. May you and your family continue to celebrate the best of CM. I always will.
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#PR #News #CrisisCommunictions #PublicRelations #SocialMedia #HamOnt #Hamilton #Policing #ChiefofPolice #CorporateCommunictions #PublicInformation #Journalism #Journalist #Reporter #PoliceOfficer #CommunityPolicing #PublicSafety #FirstResponders

Happy Birthday Alyson Elisabeth. Flashback to the time I told her I was good enough with my jazz hands to be on Dancing with the Stars...... She just laughed and said something like "more just like a donkey #dancing in a bar". Oh well. I made her smile and isn't that what friends are for? Make this another great year and keep leading. @alysonelisabeth #Fitness pro 2.0 ;) .
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#Health #Ripped #Gym #Model #Instapositive #Positivity #PositivePeople #Fit #Tapdancing #Dance #Fun #ambassador #FitChicks :)

I guess we are both special constables so to speak....... I always try to make others laugh in and around the serious parts of the job. Just didn't realize it would be at my own expense a majority of the time. The people we meet along the way has always been the best part of serving in the city! Keep laughing your way through life. .
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#Selfie #HamOnt #Hamilton #Cop #Policing #SpecialConstable #CommunityPolicing #Canada #MediaRelations #InstaPositive #Positivity #goodenergy #fun #Happy #BePositive #Instagood #thinblueline #Police #PoliceOfficer

Not an ordinary day in #MediaRelations for this #news cop. Managed to get a few pushups in the gym between tweets. Apparently I also got the most excited receipient award for letting every person within ear shot of me know that I just earned my #Ontario #Police #Fitness Pin. The program encourages police officers to maintain and strive for #healthy fitness levels. It really is important to help yourself if you expect to help others. Anyone can show up. But show up to leave safe too. Keep competing with yourself and where ever you are.... Just Start there. .
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#PR #PoliceFitness #FirstResponder #StayHealthy #BeHappy #GetFit #Gym #Lift #pushups #InstaFit #Cop #PublicRelations #Health #MentalHealth #CanadaStrong #JustDoIt #EmergencyResponse

We paused for a photo after we agreed on the importance of all those leading the way to #TackleHunger. I had to insist that the "black and yellow" of the @hamiltontigercats would represent like they always do in #HamOnt this year. On September 4th, Hamiltonians would donate lot's of non perishable food items to support the Purolator partnership with local food banks. Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell wasn't having it. She's all "black and green" through and through with her @SSKRoughRiders and says it's going to be a close call in #saskatchewan. We both love our #Canadian #Football (@cfl) teams! .
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#CFL #Community #MakeADifference #PositivePeople #Positivity #Positive #Instagood #Instagreat #GreyCup #GreyCup2017 #Canada150

Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell was met by a very charming man who was extremely #grateful for his invite to Queen's park. As you can see his compliments about how beautiful she looked was welcomed with a smile. We have a beautiful country made up of some of the most inspiring people. Stories of contribution don't just happen. We have to act. I am very much inspired by our conversations and my connection with LT Governor Dowdeswell recently. There's lots we can do as a community and further the efforts to #TackleHunger with Purolator and @cfl.
Stay tuned. .
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#Canada150 #MakeADifference #DoGoodThings #Leader #Leadership #Positive #Positivity #communityservice #InstaGood #Instagreat #Inspire #Inspiring #PositivePeople #CFL #Football #HamOnt #Hamilton #royalty

#Grateful for his service & conversation with Col. Clarry @canadianforces while spending time inside the suites of The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
#Canada150 #MyCAF #TackleHunger
#Army #RCNavy #Navy #Military #Canadian #Veterans #Veteran #Ontario #ONT #Leadership #HMCSStar #HamOnt #Hamilton #Toronto

Shout out to all the ladies with the responsibility that comes with being a #Mother. We'd all be a mess without ya!
Can't help but be #Happy about that.
#HappyMothersDay #Mom #Mother

A great day outside in #HamOnt. We're still putting in "work"! Spotted another guy getting it done.
#Fitness #Hamilton #Police #Military #healthylifestyle #Run #Running #outdoors #outdoorgym #nolimits #MyCAF #Policing #PublicSafety #FireFighting #fit

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