Wetaskiwin RCMP Welcomes new Detachment Commander

Chief Superintendent Jerry Scott, District Commander for Central Alberta District, is pleased to announce that as of May 6...

  • Apr. 27, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott

Media Relations Group

Chief Superintendent Jerry Scott, District Commander for Central Alberta District, is pleased to announce that as of May 6, 2017, Inspector Keith Durance of the Central Alberta District RCMP Office will be taking up the position as the Detachment Commander of Wetaskiwin Detachment.  The City of Wetaskiwin was consulted in the selection of Inspector Durance to fill this role.

Inspector Durance most recently served as a District Advisory NCO for Central Alberta District.  He has experience in both “E” and “K” Divisions with a background in General Duty, Highway Patrol, and Police Dog service; attached to ERT and tactical teams.  He is familiar with policing in Wetaskiwin as he has worked in, or had oversight of, the Wetaskiwin County area for 19 of his 27 years of service.  He will be engaged in the needs and expectations of the detachment and the communities the detachment services.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Scott would also use this opportunity to thank Inspector Fran Bethell who has been the Detachment Commander since December 2014.  Inspector Bethell’s dedication and hard work are apparent in all she has done for the detachment.

Inspector Durance will focus on promoting and developing strong ties with RCMP partners and the community at large.