Night shifts work for busy mom of three

By Ashley Wiebe
February 14, 2017 - 5:26pm Updated: February 14, 2017 - 7:48pm


MEDICINE HAT, AB — Constable Michelle Brunet has been a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service for nine years.

She's part of the patrols unit, or the “jack of all trades” as she calls it.

“Thefts, break and enters, mischief, we go to all of it,” she said. “So whenever somebody's got something going wrong and their thought process is 'call 911,' that's where we go.”

Safety is always at the top of her mind and so is the thought that at the end of her shift, she'll be back at home with her three children and husband.

“Do I have to worry about safety? Absolutely, 100 per cent,” she said. “If I didn't, I could put myself and a lot of my partners in jeopardy.”

Brunet said she has a strict schedule she sticks to when juggling her home life and her career. She admits that the hours may not be for everyone, but for her family it works.

“I might work a few days in a row and then I go to a few night shifts but especially with kids, the night shifts are quite nice because they're in bed, tucked in bed, sleeping," he said. "And I'm working and then when I come off of that shift, all of a sudden I'm afforded like 4 or 5 days off.”

That means more time at home with the little ones.

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