POLICE – Supt. Syd Lecky accepts promotion to new job in Yellowknife

Supt. Syd Lecky.

Supt. Syd Lecky will leave the Kamloops RCMP detachment to take a promotion as chief superintendent in the Northwest Territories stationed in Yellowknife this fall.

Lecky has been with the Kamloops detachment since 2018.

Mayor Ken Christian said today (Aug. 15, 2022) Lecky “has provided consistent and exemplary leadership through a series of disasters and emergencies unprecedented in our history. He has moved policing towards a more inclusive community police service model and laid the foundations for stronger responses to mental health, addiction, and other domestic and social challenges.”

Lecky’s successor will be picked through a selection and interview process led by the mayor, CAO David Trawin and the RCMP. The final recommendation of the selection committee will be reviewed and endorsed by the Commissioner of the RCMP in Ottawa.

“It has been a privilege for me to have served as the Kamloops RCMP Detachment Commander for the last four years,” said Lecky.

“Although I am moving on, I am confident that the detachment’s senior management team will continue to keep up the momentum and work toward positive change going forward.”

Lecky joined the RCMP in June of 1996 and was posted to Kelowna. In 2004, the then-constable was transferred to the Nootka Sound detachment in Gold River on Vancouver Island, followed by three years with the Terrace RCMP.

In 2008, Lecky was promoted from corporal to sergeant and stationed in Prince George. After three years as the Mackenzie RCMP’s detachment commander, he returned to Terrace in 2013 and was promoted to the rank of inspector in 2016.

From there, he was appointed to the Kamloops detachment as superintendent in 2018.

Lecky will continue with the Kamloops detachment until fall.

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