Const. Bruce Mihalcheon has brought 18 years of experience in the RCMP to the Creston detachment.
He started work here in May after spending the last six years in Red Deer as a dog handler. Previous to that he was in various Saskatchewan communities, working in native policing, the general investigative section and general duty.
“The Creston lifestyle is very appealing,” he said last week. “As a dog handler I was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it will be nice to have time to enjoy the outdoor life here.”
Mihalcheon is joined in the Creston Valley by his wife, Iris. Their two adult daughters remain in Red Deer.
No stranger to British Columbia — he was born and raised in the Bulkley Valley — he called detachment commander Gord Stewart to inquire about job openings here two years ago.
“Then earlier this year I got a call from Sgt. Randy Koch asking if I was still interested.”
Koch is a former Creston detachment commander and now an RCMP human resources officer.
“I enjoy being involved in the community I live in,” Mihalcheon said, adding that he has coached tee ball and minor hockey, and plays hockey, too.
“Creston is a great home. I love fishing, boating, camping — anything outdoors.”