Head of Hal­i­fax Dis­trict named new Nova Sco­tia RCMP com­man­der

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The Nova Sco­tia RCMP will have a new boss next year.

Chief Supt. Lee Berg­er­man has been pro­moted to com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of H Di­vi­sion, which comes with the rank of as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner.

A 32-year mem­ber of the RCMP, Berg­er­man will bring a wide range of ex­pe­ri­ence from across Canada to the com­mand­ing of­fi­cer’s role, the RCMP said in a re­cent news re­lease.

“I am hon­oured and ex­cited about tak­ing on this new and ex­cit­ing role with the RCMP in Nova Sco­tia,” said Berg­er­man, a Van­cou­ver na­tive who has been of­fi­cer in charge of the Hal­i­fax Dis­trict RCMP for the past two and a half years.

“I have had the op­por­tu­nity to work with ded­i­cated em­ploy­ees within Hal­i­fax dis­trict and now I will be able to get to know and work with the en­tire Di­vi­sion, along with many pro­vin­cial and polic­ing part­ners.”

Be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Nova Sco­tia in 2016, Berg­er­man worked in Bri­tish Columbia and On­tario, where she worked in units that in­ves­ti­gated or­ga­nized crime.

She’s also worked as an in­ves­ti­ga­tor with the B.C. RCMP’s un­solved homi­cide unit.

The Nova Sco­tia RCMP’s cur­rent com­mand­ing of­fi­cer, As­sist. Comm. Brian Bren­nan, will take over as deputy com­mis­sioner of the RCMP’s con­tract and Indige­nous polic­ing in Ot­tawa next year. A spe­cific tran­si­tion date will be con­firmed in early 2019.

“Work­ing with Chief Supt. Berg­er­man over the past few years, I saw first­hand (how) her lead­er­ship and ex­pe­ri­ence ben­e­fit the RCMP and the cit­i­zens we serve,” Bren­nan said in the news re­lease. “I want to thank Nova Sco­tia RCMP em­ploy­ees, our polic­ing part­ners across the prov­ince and the cit­i­zens of Nova Sco­tia for your sup­port dur­ing my time as com­mand­ing of­fi­cer. I know the di­vi­sion is be­ing left in ex­tremely ca­pa­ble hands.”

CON­TRIB­UTED

Chief Supt. Lee Berg­er­man, a 32-year mem­ber of the RCMP, has been pro­moted to com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of H Di­vi­sion, which comes with the rank of as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner. She’ll take over some­time next year.

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