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New detachment commander appointed at Whitecourt RCMP detachment

May 30, 2024  By Town of Whitecourt

May 30, 2024, Whitecourt, Alta. – Whitecourt has welcomed RCMP S/Sgt. Matthew Clarke as the new detachment commander for the town.

Clarke, originally from Alberta, lived in Calgary and Sylvan Lake before joining the RCMP. S/Sgt. Clarke is in his twentieth 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.

“On behalf of Town Council, I would like to extend my congratulations to Matt,” 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.”


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