RCMP name new top cop for Kelowna

Inspector Nick Romanchuk is currently in charge of policing in the Kootenays and will be moving to Kelowna

  • Jun. 12, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Inspector Nick Romanchuk will become the new superintendent in Kelowna

The RCMP officer in charge of the Kootenays will be moving to Kelowna to assume the top cop role.

Inspector Nick Romanchuk has been appointed to the position of officer in charge of the Kelowna RCMP Detachment.

Romanchuk has been in policing for 22 years and has acquired extensive command experience in the 13-and-a-half years he has been in southern British Columbia. He is currently in charge of providing policing services for 15 municipalities in the Kootenays.

I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been entrusted with serving the City of Kelowna and surrounding communities as their Chief of Police. It is a responsibility that I do not take lightly,” said Romanchuk in a press release issued mid-day Wednesday.

It is clear that the people who work at (the) Kelowna Detachment, whether as police officers or in a variety of capacities that support our policing efforts, are extremely dedicated individuals and I look forward to joining with them to continue their efforts at improving the safety of our communities.

This is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family. My wife and two daughters are very excited by the prospect of beginning the next chapter of our lives in Kelowna and enjoying all that the community has to offer, he added.

The officer was born and raised in Saskatchewan and joined the RCMP in 1991. After completing his training, he was transferred to Lillooet, B.C. where he was stationed from 1991 to 1995. From there, he moved on to Kamloops to do customs inspections, and he continued this work when he was transferred to the Southeast District Customs & Excise Section in 1998.

The next year, he rose to the rank of corporal and was transferred to the Nakusp Detachment where he served in his first position as a detachment commander, with Lumby and Trail to follow.

He was commissioned and promoted to the rank of inspector as the first officer in charge of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment in 2008.

The City of Kelowna is very pleased to welcome Nick Romanchuk to our community as Officer in Charge of the Kelowna RCMP detachment, says Mayor Walter Gray. As part of the hiring committee I was able to see first-hand that Nick’s leadership skills are proven, progressive and innovative. We are pleased Nick has chosen Kelowna to call home and lead our community safety

Insp. Romanchuk will be promoted to the rank of superintendent in the near future as he assumes his duties as detachment commander of Kelowna RCMP.

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