New sergeant in Queen Charlotte

  • Mar. 27, 2009 7:00 p.m.

The south-end RCMP detachment has a new commanding officer. Sgt. Rob Knapton arrived on the islands late last month, and went right to work. He’s served 13 years with the RCMP, including stints in Creston, Nanaimo and Port Alberni. The Queen Charlotte posting is his first as sergeant.Sgt. Knapton is married to Nancy and has two children, Ashley, 4 and Nicolas, 7. He says he and his wife were always interested in coming to the islands, and decided to jump at the chance this time. He likes the kind of interaction that’s only possible in smaller towns, and is looking forward to spending time on the beach and in a kayak with his family.