The Kamloops RCMP has a familiar face joining the detachment as operations officer.
Insp. Jeff Pelley has joined the local detachment, with the position responsible for overseeing general duty and investigative services.
Pelley was most recently the head of the Williams Lake RCMOP detachment.
When he came out of RCMP Depot in Regina in 1999, Pelley was posted as a constable to Prince Rupert. In 2003, he transferred to Kamloops, where he worked as a constable in general duty and serious crime until 2006.
In nearly his 22 years of policing, Pelley has worked in numerous positions and detachments throughout British Columbia, including as a corporal in 100 Mile House, as a sergeant and detachment commander in New Hazelton, as a staff sergeant in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region and as inspector and officer in charge in Williams Lake.
During his four-and-a-half years in Williams Lake, a community known nationally for its violent crime, Pelley had the detachment work on enforcement strategies and projects on crime, along with public trust initiatives. As a result, Williams Lake had moved from being in the top three nationally to being ranked No. 7 on the Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index.
Pelley grew up in Cache Creek and Ashcroft and attending university in Kamloops before joining the RCMP in 1999.
“I look forward to being back in the area and working with the women and men at the Kamloops RCMP detachment,” Pelley said in a statement. “Great work is happening here and I’m excited to be able to contribute to advancing the detachment’s strategic priorities, enforcement initiatives, collaborative approaches and continuing the amazing efforts currently underway.”