The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Yukon is pleased to announce the selection of a new Detachment Commander for Old Crow Detachment.
Following a search and selection process that included input from Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Corporal Yvon Largess has been chosen as the Detachment Commander for Old Crow – Yukon's most northern and only fly-in detachment.
"Vuntut Gwitchin Government is pleased to have participated in the selection process for the new Detachment Commander," says Chief Bruce Charlie. "The Council and I welcome Corporal Largess into the community of Old Crow and look forward to sharing our traditional territory and cultural ways."
Cpl. Largess comes to us from Ottawa, where he most recently worked as a Staff Relations Representative and Counter Surveillance Unit Team Leader. He brings over 28 years of policing experience with him. He has worked in Manitoba, Yukon and Ontario, as well as overseas in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake.
"In addition to managing and leading the detachment, the Detachment Commander works closely with community leaders to identify priorities and address the needs of the community," says Acting District Policing Officer Brad Kaeding. "The Detachment Commander holds an important and unique position, and helps to keep the link between the community and the RCMP strong. We are pleased to welcome Yvon to the team."
Cpl. Largess arrived in Old Crow on May 9th and is enjoying learning his way around the community of approximately 300 people.
"The Yukon has been a place that my family and I have always cherished since being posted in Whitehorse many years ago," said Cpl. Largess. "My wife Louise and I are very pleased to renew our Yukon relationship, and look forward to working with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and community of Old Crow, who have already opened their arms to us."
Cpl. Largess replaces Cpl. Josh Wiese who was promoted to Sergeant in charge of Dease Lake Detachment in British Columbia in 2016.
The Yukon RCMP management team wishes to thank Cst. Chris Christinger for his leadership at the Old Crow detachment while the selection process ran its course over the past year.