May 15, 2013 - 1:53 PM
Penticton's new top cop is Insp. Kevin Hewco, a 26-year veteran of law enforcement.
Hewco will join the Penticton RCMP ranks this summer and fill the slot left by departing Insp. Brad Haugli. Hewco's start date is dependant on him getting housing.
Acting mayor Garry Litke said council is thrilled to have an officer of Hewco's calibre.
Hewco started earning his stripes after graduating from the University of Alberta in 1986. He served in Whistler and Kelowna for investigator duties. He led the Port Alice, Tofino, Oceanside (Parksville) and North Cowichan detachments as commander. He was the elected representative for the Island District RCMP members' E Division labour relations program.
Hewco will assume the rank of superintendent and serve as regional commander for Penticton and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen communities.
Hewco said he's excited to return to the warm and beautiful Okanagan Valley. "I can't wait to begin the new role."
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