Prince George, B.C.-RCMP Staff Sergeant Raj Sidhu has returned to Prince George, and is now the new unit commander of the Prince George Regional Traffic Services operating out of North District RCMP.S/Sgt. Sidhu’s first posting was to the Prince George detachment and most of his service since joining the RCMP in 1995 has been in the North District
Following his General Duty work at the City Detachment, he was assigned to their General Investigation Section (GIS) where he worked in various sub-units such as; Property Crimes Section, Drug Section, Marihuana Enforcement Teams, and a number of Divisional Projects where he was successful in combating the gang activity in not only the city of Prince George, but in other parts of the District.
He was later seconded to a Division Major Crime Unit (DMCU) project and investigated a number of unsolved homicides linked to organized crime in the District. Following this, he was afforded an opportunity to lead the GIS Task Force Section and launched initiatives to combat gang violence.
In 2009, He took on the responsibilities of the Operations NCO (non-commissioned officer) at the newly established North District Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) which is a specialized unit tasked with supressing organized crime in the North District.
He returns to Prince George following 2 years in Alberta where he headed the Professional Standards Unit in Red Deer.
The friendliness and warmth of the people in Prince George has pulled me back here” says S/Sgt Sidhu “I have spent over 18 years in Prince George and we (my family and I) have adopted it as our home town. I am thrilled to be able to continue my service in Prince George and be engaged with people throughout the North District.”
Staff Sergeant Sidhu fills the post which had previously been held by Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan who retired in March of 2015.