Quesnel RCMP Staff Sgt. Richard Weseen. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP Staff Sgt. Richard Weseen. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP staff sergeant named new detachment commander

Richard Weseen was recently selected for the role

Staff Sgt. Richard Weseen is officially the Quesnel RCMP’s new detachment commander.

Weseen’s latest position was announced Monday, July 4, in a news release. He had been the acting detachment commander after Darren Dodge, who was recently promoted to officer charge of the Williams Lake RCMP, departed in December 2021.

“I look forward to working with residents, businesses, Industry, and our First Nations with a focus on reducing crime, reducing community harm, and continuing to keep Quesnel a safe place to live,” Weseen stated.

Before the position became vacant, Weseen had been in charge of operations of the Quesnel RCMP detachment.

He graduated high school in Williams Lake and worked for 15 years in the forest industry before joining the RCMP in 2003.

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After working 16 years throughout Alberta, Weseen returned to B.C. in August 2019 and was placed in charge of the Quesnel RCMP detachment’s plain clothes unit before assuming the role of operations NCO and overseeing the detachment’s frontline policing and Crime Reduction Unit.

“Staff Sergeant Weseen has provided solid leadership in his previous roles within the Quesnel detachment and brings an extensive policing background to this new role said North District RCMP District Officer, Chief Superintendent Warren Brown. “His knowledge of the community and the needs of the people of Quesnel will make this an easy transition – we look forward to the leadership he will provide to the detachment and to the people of Quesnel. “

In his spare time, Weseen and his family enjoy exploring the Cariboo and like hiking, fishing, and camping.

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