Sgt. Jayson Lucash is the new RCMP detachment commander in Lake Country.

Sgt. Jayson Lucash is the new RCMP detachment commander in Lake Country.

New commander in charge of Lake Country RCMP

Sgt. Jayson Lucash takes up duties after the retirement of Sgt. Scott Rempel.

There’s a new commander at the Lake Country RCMP detachment.

Sgt. Jayson Lucash takes up duties after the retirement of Sgt. Scott Rempel.

“I feel privileged to be assuming command of the detachment and to be serving the residents of the District of Lake Country,” said Lucash.

“I look forward to joining the experienced and committed team of police officers and support staff at the Lake Country detachment. Together we will continue to strive to improve the safety of our community.”

Lucash was born in Manitoba, raised in Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1996. After completing his basic recruit training at Depot Division in Regina, has was first posted in Maple Ridge, where he was stationed from 1996 to 2002. From there, he was transferred to Williams Lake and Kelowna.

In 2007, Lucash was promoted to the rank of corporal and transferred to the Penticton detachment where he served as a watch commander. In 2010, he transferred back to the Kelowna detachment and in 2011, to the West Kelowna detachment where he again served as a watch commander.

In 2012, Lucash was promoted to the rank of sergeant and became the non-commissioned officer in charge of Kelowna Traffic Section.