RCMP Staff Sgt. Warren Brown will be promoted to inspector, the City announced Monday.
The appointment follows a selection and interview process conducted by the acting RCMP North District superintendent, a superintendent from RCMP officer staffing, Mayor Kerry Cook and the City’s chief administrative officer Brian Carruthers.
“We have been very impressed by Staff Sgt. Brown since he arrived in Williams Lake in 2009,” Cook said in a prepared release. “He has been instrumental in helping to lead the charge in our community against crime, and his work has paid off.
“Also of critical importance is the relationship building Brown has done in our community, and in the communities surrounding Williams Lake.”
Williams Lake Indian Band chief Ann Louie echoed the mayor’s sentiment.
“Williams Lake Indian Band has had an excellent working relationship with Brown and we’re pleased that his efforts have been rewarded. We look forward to continuing our work with Staff Sergeant Brown in his new position,” Louie said.
For his part, Brown said he was honoured to have been chosen.
“I have been very fortunate to work with a number of strong leaders in the city and First Nations communities, and together these relationships have enabled the Williams Lake RCMP to move forward in creating stronger and safer communities.”