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New Detachment Commander appointed at Whitecourt RCMP Detachment

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Whitecourt welcomes RCMP Staff Sergeant Matthew Clarke as the new Detachment Commander for Whitecourt.

S/Sgt. Clarke is originally from Alberta, having lived in Calgary and Sylvan Lake before joining the RCMP. S/Sgt. Clarke is in his 20th year of policing and all his service has been within “K” Division (Alberta). His previous postings include Peace River, Whitecourt and several units within the Edmonton Serious Crimes Branch, including Edmonton General Investigation Section, Historical Homicide and Behavioural Sciences. S/Sgt. Clarke returned to Whitecourt in 2021 as the Sergeant in Charge of Operations, and has been the Acting Detachment Commander since October 2023.

“I am very pleased and excited to have been chosen as the Detachment Commander in Whitecourt and to lead a motivated and dedicated team of regular members and support staff,” stated S/Sgt Clarke. “I would like to thank the Town of Whitecourt for their support.”

“On behalf of Town Council, I would like to extend my congratulations to Matt and welcome him, again, to Whitecourt,” added Whitecourt Mayor Tom Pickard.  “We are excited to have Matt here, and know that his calm, steady leadership will ensure that our local detachment is in good hands.”