Constable Meighan de Pass is the new community policing officer for the Sidney North Saanich RCMP. (RCMP)

Sidney North Saanich RCMP name their new community policing officer

Sidney and North Saanich have a new community policing officer.

The local RCMP detachment announced this week that Constable Meighan de Pass was named to the role, which is designed to help implement local policing priorities based on the needs of the citizens and worked on collaboratively with local municipalities.

De Pass will be assigned to various community focal points, such as schools, the RCMP’s new community consultative committee and RCMP auxiliary officers. She joined the RCMP in 2000 and has worked in many roles during her career, including a wealth of knowledge as a First Nations officer. Most recently, she was a general duty watch commander in the Sidney North Saanich detachment.

De Pass will now be working closely with seniors, youth, community groups and service providers in the community. She said in a statement that her door is always open, and encourages an open discussion on local policing concerns.

— with files from the Sidney North Saanich RCMP

Just Posted

Search and rescue look for missing man

Canoe and paddle reported adrift; thought to belong to James Milto, 40

New club started for miniature horses in Sooke

Small animals are ‘incredible pets’

Pipeline project protesters stage morning event outside CRA office

Intersection is also busy with ongoing construction activity, caution advised for drivers

Parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

Elliot Eurchuk, 16, died at his Oak Bay home Friday, after taking street drugs

Saanich homeowner feels harassed over unsightly premises dispute

Staff recommending council declare the items on Whiteside Road property be declared a nuisance

Prankster broadcasts fake nuclear threat in Winnipeg

The audio recording on Sunday warned of a nuclear attack against Canada and the United States

Spring Home Show this weekend in Colwood

West Shore Parks and Recreation will be transformed to showcase everything home related

ICBC reform aims to slow rising car insurance costs

‘Pain and suffering’ payouts to be capped, major injury limit to double

Saskatchewan introduces law to allow control of oil, gas exports

The Prairie province has already said it is supporting Alberta in a dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline

Galllery: Saanich athletes lead the way at Lower Island track meet

High school track and field season underway

As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence

Renewed plea for answers in 40-year-old B.C. cold case

The family of Lawrence Wellington Allard is hoping a private reward will get them some closure

Athletes with Greater Victoria ties cranking up their games

Pivetta putting up solid numbers in MLB, hockey players taking next step in careers

Most Read