Staff Sergeant Charles appointed Detachment Commander
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