The Biggar RCMP detachment will be hoping for a good turnout Friday afternoon as they celebrate 150 years of the RCMP with a special BBQ lunch. The invitations were included at the bottom of the past two weekly reports from Biggar RCMP.
WestCentralOnline reached out to detachment commander in Biggar Sgt. Dereck Crozier for more information about the big day.
Everybody in the vicinity of Biggar is invited out for the celebration. Grade 12 students in town were invited specifically as an RCMP recruitment team will be on hand to share any information people may want to know about a career in policing.
"Just in case there is anybody interested in starting a career with the RCMP, or police in general." said Crozier about the crop of kids entering their final year of school.
It's not just for the kids. Crozier stressed anybody looking for a career change should inquire.
"We're still open to having people of all ages in life, and different stages if they are looking for a career change. There is questions to be answered for that as well."
As a proud longtime RCMP member himself, Crozier talked a bit more about Mounties celebrating an impressive anniversary in 2023.
"Kicked off with the official date of May 23. Everyone is busy during the summer and a lot of holidays, so I thought maybe at the start of the new school year and the end of summer holidays we would have some people around to visit us at the detachment." said Crozier.
"Just to celebrate the 150, as well as having that overall community camaraderie with everyone, and building those police relationships with our local people."
The RCMP 150 celebrations began back in May for the official anniversary. Anybody who takes Crozier up on the offer to explore a career in law enforcement could be part of next 150 years.