The Codiac Regional RCMP will have a new Officer in Charge as Superintendent Tom Critchlow transfers from Bathurst to take on his new responsibilities.
Supt. Critchlow will replace Supt. Paul Beauchesne who has been promoted to Chief Superintendant and will become the Director General in charge of Serious and Organized Crime and Border Integrity for Federal Policing at the RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa. Supt. Beauchesne assumes his new position later this month.
"Supt. Beauchesne has provided excellent stewardship for Codiac Regional RCMP and I wish him well in his new position in Ottawa," says Supt. Critchlow. "I am very familiar with the policing operations of Greater Moncton and I am looking forward to returning to Codiac to renew old partnerships and develop new ones."
Supt. Critchlow is currently the District Commander for Northeast District RCMP. This marks a return to Codiac for Supt. Critchlow having been the officer in charge of operations from May of 2009 to August of 2011. He is a 28 year veteran of the RCMP, holding various positions within the Force and has worked in all three Maritime Provinces.
"Supt. Critchlow's knowledge of the workings of the RCMP and his past experience with Codiac RCMP is welcomed," says Charles Leger, the chairman of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority. "The Codiac Regional Policing Authority also wishes Supt. Beauchesne all the best and thanks him for his contribution to policing in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview."
Supt. Critchlow will take over as the Officer in Charge on November 6. He will be attending the regular meeting of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority at 5:00 p.m. on October 12 at Moncton City Hall to formally introduce himself to the board.