By this fall Fort Saskatchewan RCMP's newest inspector should be leading a fully staffed local detachment.
Staff Sergeant Mike McCauley has been promoted to the rank of inspector and accepted a role as permanent officer in charge in the city.
“I've been fortunate enough to be acting in that role for the past year,” McCauley said. “So now to have it finalized and know that I'm going to be able to continue some of the great work we have started here, I'm looking forward to being the commander here in Fort Saskatchewan.”
McCauley’s 16 years of service in the RCMP began in Maple Ridge, B.C. As Fort Saskatchewan’s officer in charge, he will continue to focus on crime reduction, traffic safety and building strong ties between the community and police.
“I say this wholeheartedly that I've never been in a community that supports the police as much as Fort Saskatchewan,” he said.
A staffing shortage that has plagued the staff sergeant and the rest of the local law enforcement crew for the past year should be coming to an end. With some new staff set to arrive soon, McCauley expects to see the detachment reach its full 38-member roster by September.
“I'm more steering the boat but all the hard work is done by the team,” McCauley said. “And I'm very, very proud of our members and the great work they do on a daily basis."