Mayor hoping RCMP find ideal candidate to replace Kamloops' top cop

By Jill Sperling
January 28, 2018 - 11:58am

KAMLOOPS — Mayor Ken Christian says the city of Kamloops will miss the leadership of Superintendent Brad Mueller. 

The detachment's top officer has accepted a transfer to 'K' Division (Alberta), to work as Chief Superintendent out of Edmonton. 

Christian says Mueller's passion for his job was a big asset to the Kamloops detachment. 

"One of the things that I think has really stood out is his passion and commitment to interrupting the drug trade and organized crime in the community," Christian said. "He also subscribed to an evidenced based approach to policing, so the Criminal Intelligence Unit collected a lot of data that informed policing activities in our communities." 

While 'E' Division will have the final say on who replaces Mueller, Christian says City Council will have the opportunity to provide input on what kind of a person should be taking on that role. 

"I want to see someone in here in the springtime," Christian said. "I want somebody who is up and coming in terms of their career, not somebody that's looking to retire. I'm looking for someone who will be able to take the Kamloops detachment to the next level."

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