Sgt. Scott Rempel

Sgt. Scott Rempel

Vernon sergeant takes Lake Country post

In his Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1978 yearbook, Scott Rempel wrote that he wanted to be a police officer.

Rempel, who turns 50 in July, followed his dream.

An RCMP sergeant, Rempel was named commander of the Lake Country detachment, effective earlier in April.

“I’ve got 30 years of service in the RCMP as of this year, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Lake Country detachment commander,” said Rempel. “My heart has always been in the Okanagan.”

Rempel joined the RCMP in 1981, in Saskatoon, and took his basic training at RCMP depot in Regina.

His first posting was to Coquitlam, where he served in general duties.

He transferred to Chase in 1984, then joined the Richmond detachment in 1988 where he worked traffic-related enforcement and serious motor vehicle accident investigations, along with gang enforcement.

Rempel’s career then took him to Maple Ridge in 1995, was promoted to corporal in 1999 and began working serious crimes and homicide investigations.

In 2004, Rempel transferred to his hometown detachment in Vernon as a watch commander, than became detachment commander in Armstrong. He was promoted to sergeant in 2008 in Kelowna where he worked as a senior patrol supervisor.

“I bring a lot of experience as a plain clothes and uniformed investigator and supervisor,” said Rempel of his promotion to Lake Country commander. “Being involved with highway accidents should help with our Highway 97 always being a challenge.”

Married to his wife, Louellen, for 27 years, Rempel is excited to be in Lake Country.

“It’s a nice community, friendly people and it’s a great detachment here,” said Rempel, who oversees a staff of 12.

Away from policing, Rempel and Louellen live in Vernon at their farm, where they raise horses.

Rempel was presented with the Queen’s Medal in 2002 for outstanding RCMP service.