QUESNEL, B.C. – The City of Quesnel is pleased to announce that Keith Hildebrand, the former Staff Sergeant of Quesnel’s RCMP detachment, will join the City as its new Community Police Coordinator effective April 14, 2008. He replaces Gerry Baragar, who has resigned from the position to relocate to the Lower Mainland with his family.
Hildebrand, who’s been the Staff Sergeant in Quesnel for six years, is retiring from the RCMP after more than 36 years service and looking for a new challenge.
“We are pleased to welcome Keith to this new role,” said City Manager Charles Hamilton. “He is a valuable resource and I look forward to the initiatives and contributions he will make to our already outstanding community policing operation.”
Hildebrand will be responsible for the effective supervision of the Community Police Access Centre and the City’s bylaw enforcement activities. His responsibilities include:
- Communication with key stakeholders in the community regarding restorative justice, crime prevention and community safety.
- Implementation of programs to address these concerns.
- Supervision of CPAC personnel and bylaw officers.
- Volunteer recruitment.
- Training program delivery.
Community Policing is funded by the City of Quesnel and exists to augment the RCMP’s duties by providing community safety initiatives, issues management and community liaison work.