New RCMP inspector on the job in the Battlefords

The new RCMP inspector for the Battlefords detachment was introduced atma meeting North Battleford city council Monday.

Mayor Ryan Bater welcomed Insp. Tom Beck to the community to fill the role left vacant by the reassignment of former Battlefords RCMP Insp. John Sutherland last year.

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Beck comes to the detachment from Victoria, B.C., where he ran the Major Crimes unit there for three years. He also spent considerable time in other British Columbia detachments including Williams Lake and, later, Prince George, where he ran the criminal intelligence unit there.

Beck is brand-new to the community, and just settling in.

“This is actually my first full-time week that I’ll be here,” he told council in brief remarks Monday.

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