New commander for Cranbrook RCMP Detachment
The City of Cranbrook is pleased to formally announce the recent appointment of Sgt. Dave Dubnyk to the rank of Staff Sergeant as Detachment Commander of the Cranbrook RCMP Detachment.
S/Sgt. Dubnyk brings a diversified portfolio of operational police experience with him. He has 24 years of service completed in the Province of British Columbia including 14 of those years in Cranbrook and Kimberley.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and truly full circle for my career to return to Cranbrook as the Detachment Commander after having started here as a recruit. My spouse and I raised our family in Cranbrook and are extremely pleased to be coming back to the community,” Sgt. Dubnyk stated.
“On behalf of the citizens of Cranbrook and City Council, I am pleased to welcome Dave ‘home’ to our great little city,” said Mayor Wayne Stetski. “Mr. Dubnyk’s interest in ensuring our community is a safe place to live and his belief that the police need to be an integral part of our daily lives makes him an excellent choice to command our detachment.”
Sgt. Dubnyk, born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Saskatchewan prior to joining the RCMP. Before attending basic training, Dubnyk spent the first year of his career posted in Montreal where he received full bilingual status. Dubnyk completed his basic training in Regina in 1991.
Dubnyk’ s first official post was to the Cranbrook RCMP Detachment as a recruit, spending eight years on general duty and then three years with the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit. In 2002, he was transferred to general duty in Kimberley for three years, and then promoted to Corporal in 2006 with the Kamloops Major Crime Unit. In addition to the Major Crime Unit in Kamloops, Dubnyk spent time on the Professional Standards Unit and also as a General Duty Road Supervisor.
In 2008, Dubnyk was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in charge of Operations for the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment and then in 2012 transferred to take over the position as Detachment Commander of the Sicamous RCMP Detachment.
“In my previous time in Cranbrook and Kimberley, I was very involved with the community including school liaison, Special Olympics, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Cranbrook Minor Hockey,” Sgt. Dubnyk says. “I am really looking forward to immersing myself back into the community and becoming involved again. It is a wonderful community and area. This is really a homecoming of sorts for me and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Photo courtesy Brielle Will, Elk Valley Herald – used with permission.
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