The Terrace RCMP Detachment has new commander.
Inspector Sydney Lecky is now the detachment commander after Inspector Dana Hart retired earlier this year.
This is the second time Inspector Lecky has served in Terrace over his twenty year career.
He’s from the Passamaquoddy First Nation in New Brunswick, and was previously the Advisory NCO for Aboriginal Policing for the North District.
Inspector Lecky says while in the past the detachment and its officers may have had a rocky relationship with the First Nations community, he says things have improved dramatically over the past few years.
He says there was only one complaint filed against the detachment over the last year, which is a record low and is unheard of for a detachment of this size.
Long-term, Inspector Lecky says there won’t be major changes for the detachment, and working with stakeholders to tackle alcohol and addiction issues in the city will continue to be a priority.
Inspector Lecky says policing resources can be stretched at times because Terrace is a regional hub that attracts people from afar, the challenge for them is to be efficient and find ways to work with what they have.