New RCMP sergeant in Ashcroft

Sgt. Michel Grondin takes charge

Sgt. Michel Grondin

Sgt. Michel Grondin

After 31 years of serving with the RCMP in small and large communities, on horseback and in plain clothes, Sgt. Michel Grondin has made it to Ashcroft.

Grondin’s last posting was Salmon Arm, and he replaces Sgt. Dave Prentice as head of the Ashcroft Detachment. Prentice transferred to Kamloops on July 1.

He spent three years on horseback in the Musical Ride, several years in the Lower Mainland, some of those in plain clothes, and he’s worked in small communities in Alberta and BC, all of that after growing up in a small New Brunswick town.

Grondin says plain clothes policing is his favourite type of work because he likes to “dig into things – investigate and resolve matters, and be thorough in doing that.”

Grondin’s first day was Aug. 11. He plans to find out what the area has to offer and to get involved. His wife, Michelle, is finishing up the last of her work commitments in Salmon Arm before joining him.

He invites everyone to stop in and say “hi”.