Staff Sergeant Jason Keays

Acting OIC Investigative Services Wood Buffalo Detachment

JASONKEAYS is Watch Commander/Industry Liaison, Wood BuffaloDetachment, with the RCMP.  Staff Sergeant Jason Keaysgrew up in Fort Nelson, BC, a northern community economically driven by theNatural Gas Industry. After graduating High School, Staff Sergeant Keaysattended Grande Prairie Regional College where he completed the 3rd Class PowerEngineering Program. After working in the Natural Gas Industry for a number ofyears, Staff Sergeant Keays fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a member ofthe Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2000, he was posted to Dawson Creek, BC,a community driven by the oil and gas industry, where he worked General Dutyand Rural Section for six years.  In 2006he was promoted to the rank of Corporal Watch Commander in Dawson Creek, wherehe remained for an additional three years. During this period, Staff SergeantKeays played an active role in the investigation of the 2008-2009 pipelinebombings in the Peace Region.  In 2009 hewas promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to Prince George, BC,where his duties included supervising the operations of a general duty watch.Prince George proved to be an exciting detachment, described as Canada’s mostviolent city by Maclean's Magazine.  In2011 he accepted the role of Detachment Commander in Vanderhoof, BC, where heworked closely with elected officials and leaders in the First NationsCommunity on issues such as crime prevention and the responsible development ofnatural resources.  In 2014 he waspromoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and transferred to Fort McMurray,Alberta where he works as the Watch Commander for “A” Watch, Wood BuffaloRCMP.  He is also the Industry Liaisonfor the Detachment and a member of the Oil Sands Securities Professionalsgroup.