RCMP in Sidney to get new commander

There will be a command change at the Sidney North Saanich RCMP detachment next month.

There will be a command change at the Sidney North Saanich RCMP detachment next month.

After six years at the helm, Staff Sergeant Dennis O’Goreman is leaving to take on a new job at the RCMP’s Island Division headquarters in downtown Victoria. He will be replaced by Staff Sergeant Anna Marie Mallard.

O’Goreman said he and Mallard are essentially swapping jobs — where she was his superior, he takes over and Mallard comes to Sidney to run the local detachment.

The staff sergeant  announced the change to North Saanich district councillors on Monday, noting that when he started six years ago, the community was regarded as one of the safest in B.C. He said that’s still true today.

He added the local RCMP detachment typically retains its officers for five years.

“I’ve been here for six and now I feel it needs new blood,” he said.

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