Lucas temporarily re-assigned to Kenora

Staff

Due to the retirement of S/Sgt. Don Denver of the Kenora OPP, Insp. Dave Lucas of the Rainy River District OPP detachment has been assigned temporarily as commander of the Kenora OPP until a permanent replacement is found.
The Northwest Regional Commander, Supt. Mike Armstrong, made two interim OPP detachment commander appointments at the end of December.
Sgt. Paul Van Belleghem was assigned for the period of Jan. 1-11, with Insp. Lucas starting this past Monday (Jan. 12).
These two temporary assignments were made so there is a smooth transition of leadership at the Kenora OPP detachment.
A selection process will be conducted to determine who the next commander of the Kenora OPP detachment will be.
Sgt. Van Belleghem continues to be involved in the transitional process related to amalgamation of the Kenora Police Service with the OPP.