Cst. Edward Wells is new to the Bella Coola RCMP Detachment

Bella Coola Detachment welcomes new constable

Constable Edward Wells is the newest member of the Bella Coola RCMP Detachment.

  • May. 5, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Constable Edward Wells is the newest member of the Bella Coola RCMP Detachment. With a previous posting in Prince Rupert, Cst. Wells is happy with the move to Bella Coola, saying “It doesn’t rain as much here.”

Wells spent four years working in Prince Rupert, dividing his time between Prince Rupert City and Prince Rupert Coastal. While working for Prince Rupert Coastal, Wells spent his time in isolated First Nations reserves, working shifts of eight days in and six days at home.

In his new role, Wells is in charge of the Aboriginal Police Section. “We make sure that the lines of communication between the Nuxalk Nation and the RCMP remain open,” Wells explained. “And we want to maintain the trust that has been developed.”

While in Prince Rupert, Wells worked regularly with prolific offenders and youth intervention. “Working with youth is really about becoming part of the community,” he said. “Sometimes it’s finding the appropriate resources for youth, and sometimes it’s just being there to listen.”

Wells also participated in many youth versus RCMP basketball games in First Nations communities, and the outcome wasn’t in his favour. “They beat us every time,” he said.

Constable Wells is enjoying his new home with his wife and family. If you see him around, don’t hesitate to say hello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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