Staff Sergeant Charles ap­pointed De­tach­ment Com­man­der

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Drumheller has a new RCMP De­tach­ment Com­man­der and it is a fa­mil­iar face.

Kevin Charles has been pro­moted to Staff Sergeant and has se­cured the po­si­tion of De­tach­ment Com­man­der, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. He wel­comes the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to live and work in the val­ley.

“I now have the op­por­tu­nity to pro­vide sta­bil­ity and con­sis­tency for our com­mu­ni­ties, the de­tach­ment em­ploy­ees, and my fam­ily,” he said.

Char les came to the Drumheller De­tach­ment ap­prox­i­mately seven years ago as a cor­po­ral. About a year ago he was pro­moted to Sergeant, and was pend­ing trans­fer to Brooks. Dur­ing that time, he filled in as de­tach­ment com­man­der in Hanna and then back in Drumheller. This gave him great ex­pe­ri­ence lead­ing a de­tach­ment.

Be­fore com­ing to the val­ley, he served ex­ten­sively through­out the North­west Ter­ri­to­ries. His last de­tach- ment was in Tulita, north of Yel­lowknife along the Macken­zie River.

“We have lived in Drumheller for the past seven years, and my fam­ily and I are pleased to call Drumheller home for years to come. Ob­tain­ing the rank of S/Sgt and the po­si­tion of De­tach­ment Com­man­der here in Drumheller was not even a re­mote con­sid­er­a­tion when I ar­rived years ago,” he said.

Cur­rently the Drumheller RCMP De­tach­ment is fully staffed, a lthough there are a cou­ple trans­fers pend­ing.

Deputy Mayor Jay Gar­butt, on be­half of coun­cil and ad­min­is­tra­tion wishes to con­grat­u­late Kevin Charles on his pro­mo­tion to Staff Sergeant in charge of Drumheller de­tach­ment.

“The Town of Drumheller val­ues our work­ing re­la­tion­ship with the RCMP. The Town wishes S/Sgt Charles all the best in his new po­si­tion and we are con­fi­dent he will con­tinue to work dili­gently over­see­ing qual­ity po­lice ser­vices to the Town and sur­round­ing area.”

Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles… De­tach­ment Com­man­der

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