February 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Penticton RCMP commander named new president of provincial association


Supt. Ted De Jager has been named president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) for 2019.

De Jager is the officer in charge of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP detachment.

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He was elected president of the association at a recent quarterly meeting, taking over from Chief Const. Del Manak, from the Victoria Police Department.

The BCACP is a partnership organization between municipal police forces and RCMP. It’s a lobbying force with all levels of government for policing issues.

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The position rotates each year.

“I hope to continue the work the association has undertaken under the leadership of Chief Constable Del Manak in 2018,” De Jager said in a news release. “Throughout the next year, we will continue to support consistency in delivering respectful, lawful and bias-free policing practices throughout the province.”

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