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Head of Halifax District named new Nova Scotia RCMP commander


Chief Supt. Lee Bergerman, a 32-year member of the RCMP, has been promoted to commanding officer of H Division, which comes with the rank of assistant commissioner. She’ll take over sometime next year. - Contributed
Chief Supt. Lee Bergerman, a 32-year member of the RCMP, has been promoted to commanding officer of H Division, which comes with the rank of assistant commissioner. She’ll take over sometime next year. - Contributed

The Nova Scotia RCMP will have a new boss next year.

Chief Supt. Lee Bergerman has been promoted to commanding officer of H Division, which comes with the rank of assistant commissioner.

A 32-year member of the RCMP, Bergerman will bring a wide range of experience from across Canada to the commanding officer’s role, the RCMP said in a news release Monday.

“I am honoured and excited about taking on this new and exciting role with the RCMP in Nova Scotia,” said Bergerman, a Vancouver native who has been officer in charge of the Halifax District RCMP for the past two and a half years.

“I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated employees within Halifax district and now I will be able to get to know and work with the entire Division, along with many provincial and policing partners.”

Before being transferred to Nova Scotia in 2016, Bergerman worked in British Columbia and Ontario where she worked in units that investigated organized crime.

She’s also worked as an investigator with the B.C. RCMP’s unsolved homicide unit.

The Nova Scotia RCMP’s current commanding officer, Assist. Comm. Brian Brennan, will take over as deputy commissioner of the RCMP’s contract and Indigenous policing in Ottawa next year. A specific transition date will be confirmed in early 2019.

“Working with Chief Supt. Bergerman over the past few years, I saw firsthand her leadership and experience benefit the RCMP and the citizens we serve,” Brennan said in the news release. “I want to thank Nova Scotia RCMP employees, our policing partners across the province and the citizens of Nova Scotia for your support during my time as commanding officer. I know the division is being left in extremely capable hands.”

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