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Three New Reserve Constables Bring Wealth of Experience to Williams Lake

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 5:49 AM

   Inspector Pelley congratulates each of the three Reserve Constables, l-r  Gordon Rutherford, Rick Meaver, John Dryder

Williams Lake, B.C, –  There is some  extra  help for  Williams Lake RCMP  and other jurisdictions in the Province as three retired police officers have  been sworn in as  Reserve Constables.

Retired RCMP officers Cst. Rick Meaver, Cpl. Gordon Rutherford and S/Sgt John Dryder are  re-engaging with the Mounties having been sworn in as  Reserve Constables.

A Reserve Constable holds the same status as a sworn in police officer at the rank of Constable. It permits the RCMP to utilize their expertise and deploy them during resource gaps, transfers, leave, training and other specialized projects. This is not limited to Williams Lake detachment, as other policing jurisdictions with B.C., can call upon them for their services.

All three police officers have thirty years of service or more each when they were serving with the RCMP prior to retirement.

“I look forward to having these three members work within Williams Lake and the surrounding area” says Inspector Jeff Pelley.” It was an honour to swear these police officers in given their diverse background, experience and dedication to the community. These police officers bring a wide range of expertise and service that will serve the community well in addressing our strategic priorities, crime trends and continuing to enhance our policing successes”.


Despite their experience, sounds more like they found a way to keep the good ole boys on the payroll..

We’ve used retired members as Reserve Csts. here for a while now. With their wealth of experience, next to nothing in training costs, it’s an excellent use of experience.

Probably won’t make a dent in Williams Lake’s crime severity rating, which is among the highest in the country, but what the hell it can’t hurt.

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Kudos to them, not a job I would want to do.

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