Charlottetown - Charlottetown police officer Tim Keizer is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination for District 12, Charlottetown-Victoria Park in the next provincial election.
“I love our community and I was raised to give back. That’s why I chose a career in law enforcement and have worked closely with our youth throughout my career. That’s why I am seeking the PC nomination in Charlottetown-Victoria Park,” says Keizer.
Keizer was born, raised and educated in Charlottetown, joining the Charlottetown Police Service in 1996 attending the University of Prince Edward Island.
Since joining the police force Keizer has performed many roles including work as a general patrol officer and time with the street crime unit. Keizer was the first law enforcement officer on Prince Edward Island assigned to serve as a dedicated School Resource Officer embedded in an Island school. Keizer has served in that role for several years at Colonel Gray High School, working closely with students, parents and school staff.
For his community efforts Keizer received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the 2016 Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s Vocational Service Award and was named the 2017 Crime Stoppers Municipal Police Officer of the Year. Keizer is currently President of the PEI Police Association, serves on the Executive of the Charlottetown Police Association, is a member of the Canadian Police Association and sits on the board of Sober And Friendly Environment (S.A.F.E) which operates in downtown Charlottetown. Keizer worked the Drug Abuse Resistance and Education (D.A.R.E) program in city schools for more than 15 years and with the Healthy Me program now delivered in all grade 6 classrooms in the Charlottetown area.
“I see everyday the struggles that our youth and families are dealing with -- low wages, high taxes and cost of living, a lack of affordable housing options and poor access to health care, especially mental health and addictions services. These are issues that need to be addressed and I’m running because I know that Dennis King is the kind of leader that will focus on these important issues,” says Keizer.
Keizer lives with his partner Wendy and their children Grace, Jonah, Colby, Rachel and Kelsey. The District 12 Charlottetown-Victoria Park nomination will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at the St. Peter’s church hall, 11 All Souls Lane, beginning at 6:30.