August 6, 2014 3:53 pm

RCMP appoints new boss for Codiac detachment in Moncton

RCMP officers in Red Serge are pictured.

Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

MONCTON – A 24-year veteran of the RCMP has been named the new officer in charge of the Codiac detachment in New Brunswick.

Supt. Paul Beauchesne comes to the Moncton area after serving as the officer in charge of the Montreal Drug Section and District East in Quebec.

Beauchesne joined the RCMP in 1990 and served as a Mountie in New Brunswick until 2002 before moving to Quebec.

He says he’s honoured to begin working in a community that came together to support the police force in a time of tragedy after the shootings in June that killed three officers.

Beauchesne replaces Supt. Marlene Snowman, who is being promoted to chief superintendent and will be the officer in charge of criminal operations in Nova Scotia.

Beauchesne will assume his new role in the next several weeks.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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