Message from Sergeant Mike Spencer,
Guildford/Fleetwood Community Response Unit
Surrey RCMP – District 2 Commander:
I hope this email finds you well, enjoying (but not melting from) our newfound summer weather !!
I send you this email with mixed emotions as it is to let you know that I have accepted a new position within the Surrey RCMP and will be Detachment’s Emergency Operation Planning Sergeant, which means I will be relinquishing my role as the District 2 Commander. The Emergency Operation Planning is a unit that I have long desired to work with and when the opportunity presented itself, I had to make the decision to apply for it – or forever abandon the desire to work there (there are a LOT of opportunities in a detachment this size, but the infrequency in which they become available does not allow one the luxury of passing on something thinking it will be available again anytime in the foreseeable future.
The GOOD news is that filling my vacancy is a priority and I believe my replacement has already been chosen from the list of desired candidates. I have not seen an official announcement internally, so I will refrain from introducing who I believe the next District 2 Commander will be, but the process to choose the most suitable and qualified replacement is well under way and, quite likely, all but complete. This is fantastic news as there will be little or no gap and the process should be rather seamless. In the meantime, you are in excellent hands with Corporal Teri LESLIE, who will be acting in my role until it’s officially filled. Teri has been my 2 I/C for over two years now and works day in and day out with our Community Response Unit that she supervises.