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A Fond Farewell to Superintendent Syd Lecky

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The City of Kamloops is saddened to announce the departure of Superintendent Syd Lecky of the Kamloops RCMP detachment.

Lecky has been with the Kamloops detachment since 2018, and in that time, he has demonstrated the ability to connect with the community and empowered and supported the RCMP members and City employees he worked with.

Lecky has accepted the promotion to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Northwest Territories, stationed out of Yellowknife, and will be the next commanding officer at that division.

“I am excited for Superintendent Lecky on this challenging appointment but disappointed that Kamloops will lose him as detachment commander,” said Mayor Ken Christian. “As Officer in Charge of Kamloops, he 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.”

Filling the Superintendent position is a detailed and thorough process. Candidates who apply will go through a selection and interview process led by the Kamloops Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, 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. During my time here, we have worked hard with the City of Kamloops to bring to the forefront the challenges and changes presented in policing and the legal system. We have formed partnerships to help address the issues that continue to present themselves, and 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." said Superintendent Syd Lecky. "Although I am looking forward to this new opportunity to serve the communities of the Northwest Territories, I would be remiss not to acknowledge that it was my time in Kamloops that prepared me for such a role. It is with both excitement and a heavy heart, that I thank the people of Kamloops for our time together.”

The job posting and interview process has not yet been established. In the meantime, Superintendent Lecky will continue with the Kamloops RCMP detachment until fall 2022.