Const. Carman Dutz, recently transferred to Rimbey from Nunavut is happy to be back in central Alberta.
Originally from Red Deer, Dutz said he is pleased to be back in the area with his wife, Twyla and their 14-year-old daughter, Taliya.
“What I like about Rimbey is the variety of police work. I love being involved in the schools and the team here is really good. I prefer smaller detachments and Rimbey is great. I’m looking forward to making new friends and creating new experiences.”
Although Dutz is pleased to be back in central Alberta and close to his family, he said the four years he spent in Nunavut was a great experience and one that he very much enjoyed.
Always up for a challenge, he said neither he nor his family knew what to expect when they accepted the post, but they decided to face the unknown with a positive attitude and make the best of their new situation.
During his four years in Nunavut he worked at the communities of Taloyoak and Kugaaruk. The post at Taloyoak was especially busy, and Dutz was called out often and without much of a break.
“It seemed I would just put my head down on the pillow and I would be called out again,” he recalled with a wry smile.
While the experience was challenging, he looks at the time in the far North as a learning curve and an opportunity to gain first hand training in police matters which would be dealt with at another level in less isolated posts.
Const. Dutz and his family are living at Wilson Beach at Gull Lake and he is happy with both their dream house they found and the location.
“I prefer rural areas and open spaces.”