August 30, 2016 - 10:17 AM
PENTICTON - Penticton’s top cop is retiring.
RCMP Supt. Kevin Hewco's, 57, last day will be Sept.19.
Consultations have already taken place with the city as a process gets underway to find his replacement, Hewco says, with regional district consultations to happen later this week.
Hewco says a cross-Canada competition will be initiated to find a new commander for the Penticton detachment.
Regional operations NCO Staff Sgt. Kirsten Marshall will act as the interim officer in charge while Hewco’s replacement is found.
Hewco joined the Penticton detachment in the summer of 2013, coming from the North Cowichan detachment. He plans to relocate to Vancouver Island, where he and his wife have a residence. Hewco, a 30-year-veteran with the force, says he plans to spend his time between the Island and Penticton, where other family members continue to reside.
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