New policeman welcomed to Sandspit

  • Fri Jul 13th, 2007 7:00pm
  • News

The Moresby Island Management Committee welcomed Sandspit’s new police officer to the community Wednesday night (July 11) with a warm round of applause. Const. Josh Jamison attended the management committee meeting along with Queen Charlotte detachment boss Sgt. Neil Hogg. Const. Jamison had just arrived on-island with his family and was planning to move into his Sandspit house on the weekend. He introduced himself to the management committee members, telling them he has experience working in a remote community with less people than Sandspit, enjoys small towns, and is looking forward to his new posting. He started his RCMP career in Fort St. John six years ago, then worked in a small isolated reserve in northern BC with 175 residents, and has most recently worked in Smithers. He said he responded to a call last fall for police officers interested in working on Moresby Island. “I chose Sandspit, and I’m excited to come here,” he said. The management committee members took advantage of Sgt. Hogg’s presence to ask how plans are proceeding for a new RCMP office in the community. The local fire department has proposed putting the RCMP in the firefighters’ building, but haven’t heard anything for some time. Sgt. Hogg said the RCMP is committed to having an office in Sandspit, is reviewing the situation, and that it is now up to the property management branch to decide how best to provide that office.