• Dawn Riley

New Detachment Commander In Town

With the retirement of SGT. Boehr in January, the Vermilion RCMP detachment was in need of a new Detachment Commander, and on April 9, SGT. Mike Dunsmore officially stepped into the role. SGT. Dunsmore is no stranger to the Vermilion community; he actually joined the detachment in September of 2018, becoming Vermilion detachment’s Operations NCO, basically the second in command.

SGT. Dunsmore’s RCMP career began in 2004 in Cochrane Alberta where he served until 2010 before transferring to Cold Lake for a two year stop there. When he transferred to the Lloydminster detachment, he moved up to the rank of Corporal, and took on the role of Watch Commander. During his six years in Lloydminster, SGT. Dunsmore also gained experience as a plainclothes officer for two years.

“I am excited to take on this role, I got a good taste of it filling in since SGT. Boehr retired, and have a plan for moving forward. I really quite enjoy this area and the communities we serve here.” SGT. Dunsmore stated.

As Detachment Commander, Sgt Dunsmore is responsible for the daily activities of the detachment, including both administrative and operational aspects of the unit. The Vermilion Detachment covers the following communities; Auburndale, Borrodaile, Brennan Acreages, Buffalo Coulee, Clandonald, Claysmore, Cloverview Acres, Derwent, Grandview Estates, Indian Lake Meadows, Landonville, Mannville, Minburn, Preston, Rusylvia, Saltaux, Telegraph Creek, Tolland, Vermilion, Wildmere and Innisfree.


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