Rimbey RCMP detach- ment has a new face on board.
Cst. Tommy de Roos has joined the force, coming directly from the RCMP training depot in Regina.
de Roos, who is from Vancouver, said he had never heard of Rimbey before being posted here. He said he was told weeks before graduation that he would be going to Rimbey.
“It was a shock to me. I had asked to go back to the lower mainland,” he said. “I had never heard of Rimbey.”
He began his job on June 10.
“I first thought wow, it is small. There are not even any traffic lights.”
However, after a few months of living and working here he is becoming quite comfortable with life in a small town.
“I’m getting used to it and it really is a pretty cool little town. Everybody is very friendly.”
de Roos has a degree in kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Before joining the RCMP himself, he worked in Surrey and Chilliwack as an administrator of the physical abilities requirement evaluation for the RCMP (PARE).
PARE is an occupational test used to assess a person’s ability to perform the physical demands of police work.
de Roos loves the sport of hockey and has played and coached the game in the past.
He is hoping to become involved in hockey again in some capacity while living in Rimbey.