Kamloops has a new officer in charge at the RCMP detachment.
Insp. Syd Lecky will move south from Terrace, where he’s spent the past four and a half years, two of them in charge of the Terrace RCMP. A formal start date hasn’t been set. Once he takes over, he’ll be promoted to the rank of superintendent.
Lecky joined the RCMP in June of 1996 and was initially posted to Kelowna for eight years. In 2004, Const. Lecky was transferred to the Nootka Sound Detachment in Gold River, followed by three years with the Terrace RCMP.
In 2008 Cpl. Lecky was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to Prince George where he was an advisory non-commissioned officer in charge of the aboriginal policing program throughout the north.
In this role, Sgt. Lecky traveled throughout the northern two thirds of the province working with detachments and First Nations communities. Following three years as the Mackenzie RCMP detachment commander, he returned to Terrace in 2013 and was later promoted to the rank of Inspector in March of 2016.
The selection process for the Kamloops job included Mayor Ken Christian, CAO David Trawin, and the RCMP, who made a recommendation to the Commissioner of the RCMP in Ottawa.
“I am excited to work with City of Kamloops, residents, businesses and those agencies working with marginalized persons to enhance and champion initiatives that will keep our community safe,” said Lecky.
“As a proud member of the Passamaquoddy Nation I also look forward to working with the Shuswap Nation served by the Kamloops Detachment including Skeetchestn, Tk’emlúps and the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band.”