Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc welcomes new RCMP Inspector Jayson Lucash during the Nov. 13 council meeting. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Terrace welcomes new RCMP commander from Prince George

Inspector Jayson Lucash started his position as the top cop of the detachment Nov. 1

Terrace RCMP welcomed their new commanding officer this month.

Inspector Jayson Lucash was also introduced to the city council Nov. 13 after having started work here the beginning of November.

Lucash, who has 22 years experience with the RCMP, transferred in from Prince George where he had been in charge of the police force’s northern B.C. highway patrol units for the past year.

“I jumped when they offered, this is a little bit more my gig,” Lucash said of his new posting.

Prior to Prince George, Lucash served in the Lower Mainland, in other northern communities and in southeastern B.C, including time as the detachment commander in Lake Country, just north of Kelowna.

“We’re excited to have you here, it’s been several months since our last inspector left,” said Mayor Carol Leclerc during the council meeting.

“There are good things and concerns that we have in our community, and we know that it’s going to take a team to do. We’re happy to have you.”

READ MORE: New RCMP Inspector named for Terrace detachment

Lucash said he’s already aware of concerns surrounding safety in the downtown core, and the ripple effect LNG development will have on services in Terrace.

He arrived on the heels of a managerial review when outside RCMP officers came into the city to interview the mayor, council, various other local agencies, and the detachment about its operations.

“So I know what needs to be addressed… I’ve got lots of feedback to work with now,” Lucash said.

He says he’s meeting with senior RCMP managers today, Nov. 15 to go over review findings.

“We have to look at it from the resourcing levels — that’s going to be a factor for both Terrace along with some of the outlying areas,” Lucash said.

“You don’t want the tail wagging the dog, right? It takes time to get members in place and up to speed depending on their background, whether it’s new members or people that are [transferred] in.”

One comment he says came out of the managerial review is that the detachment is a satisfied one, with most members looking to extend their four-year limited duration posts.

“A lot of members want to extend, which is a good thing to have. So they’re obviously happy and they want to stay, and I’ll take that any day of the week.”

The Terrace detachment has been without an Officer in Charge since June, when Inspector Syd Lecky was promoted and transferred to Kamloops. Staff Sgt. Mike Robinson had stepped in to take over responsibilities of the position until the new inspector arrived.

READ MORE: Terrace RCMP Inspector Syd Lecky transferring to Kamloops


 


brittany@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Mayor Carol Leclerc and Terrace RCMP Inspector Jayson Lucash. Lucash was introduced to the city council Nov. 13 after having started work here the beginning of November. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Just Posted

Cabin, bike trail proposed for Maroon Mountain

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine briefs from November meeting

EDITORIAL: The good far outweighs the bad

Looking at Terrace’s Crime Severity Index ranking in the Macleans magazine ‘Most… Continue reading

Former Burns Lake mayor gets two years for sexual assaults against minors

Banned from taking work involving young people for five years

Access road to Telegraph Creek now open

Ministry has spent $300K to date on work to clear rockslide

VIDEO: Rockslide closes Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

University of Victoria researchers develop industry-changing ‘hyper-glue’

‘Cross-linking’ technology already playing a role in performance body armour

Threats to the Fraser River at ‘new zenith,’ says river conservationist

The ‘Heart of the Fraser’ should be deemed ecologically significant according to ORC statement

Grandparents raising children: Shuswap grandma sees need for support

Peer group formed for those who have unexpectedly taken on the role of parenting

Final appeal rejected for man convicted in deaths of missing Alberta seniors

Lyle and Marie McCann were in their 70s when they left their home in St. Albert in 2010 and vanished

Thieving gun-toting Santa breaks into Princeton restaurant, makes icing sugar sandwich

The suspect allegedly made a sandwich of icing sugar and ham

Most Read