Kelowna gets new top cop

RCMP Insp. Brent Mundle, who has been the acting commander of the city detachment, given the permanent job.

RCMp Insp.Brent Mundle.

The man who has been the acting detachment commander at the Kelowna RCMP for the last three months is having the word “acting” removed from his title.

RCMP Insp. Brent Mundle has been named the new permanent head of the RCMP at the city detachment.

The promotion was announced Wednesday by Chief Supt. Brad Haugli, commander of the B.C. RCMP’s Southeast District, in consultation with Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi.

“Brent has done a tremendous job of being in the acting detachment commander position since September,” said Haugli.

“His wealth of operational policing knowledge, coupled with his record of engagement in community activities make him highly qualified to assume this command. I am confident that, through Brent’s leadership, the Kelowna RCMP will continue to keep the community’s safety a top priority.”

Mundle is a 23-year veteran of the RCMP, serving in a number of capacities in communities throughout Alberta before returning to his home province in 2016 to serve as operations officer at the Kelowna detachment.

He replaces former Supt. Nick Romanchuk who suddenly retired in September, just as an announcement was made that an investigation was underway into an unidentified individual at the Kelowna RCMP.

No one was named as the subject of the investigation, which was done by the Abbotsford police at the request of the RCMP. At the time of his retirement, Romanchuck  had been off the job for several weeks.

On Nov. 30, the Abbotsford Police Department announced it had wrapped up its investigation of what it said was a single complaint against an individual at the Kelowna RCMP detachment. It said it found no evidence a criminal offence was committed.

On Wednesday, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said Mundle has been impressive during his short stint as acting commander.

“Council has been impressed with his thoroughness as a commander,” said Basran.  “He has a clear vision of what the policing priorities are for the Central Okanagan and the necessary experience to accomplish those priorities with the detachment’s dedicated members.”

Despite the fact he has already appeared before council at public meetings, been quoted in the  media and most recently represented the RCM at council’s annual budget deliberations, Mundle will be formally introduce to the community at a news conference to be scheduled early in the New Year.

 

Just Posted

Driving Change: A Kelowna man’s charitable trip across Canada

A Kelowna man, his bus, and his mission for positive change across our country

Kelowna examines options to connect Rutland with rail trail

Public feedback on the four options is available online until May 6

Wanted man nabbed after flipping car in Kelowna

A wanted man is now facing charges

Highway 33 to re-open Friday

Traffic expected to resume at around 7 p.m.

Dangerous driver stopped by spike belt in Lake Country

The driver was arrested in Lake Country after fleeing the scene in Kelowna

Kelowna properties flooded along Heimlich Road

Flooding started on Spiers Road Tuesday and continued into properties, said an area resident

Countdown is on to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games

Cowichan Valley hosts on July 19-22

Case of teacher secretly filming teens reaches top court

Acquittal of teacher, Ryan Jarvis, who secretly videoed teens ‘dangerous,’ top court told

The “industry will collapse” : South Okanagan winery reacts to ruling

Okanagan Falls winery concerned for the future of the industry after Supreme Court ruling

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at annual marijuana protest on the Hill

Marijuana enthusiasts have long been circling April 20 on their calendars as annual day of cannabis

B.C. communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents

The government maintains a Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund to compensate Canadians

RCMP say too early to know what happened in Broncos crash

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said collission very complex

Rock titans rule Prospera Place

Peter Frampton and Steve Miller have been friends for 51 years.

Conservative MP wants feds to close loophole for illegal border crossers

Immigration advocates call on government to suspend Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement

Most Read