P.A. Police Service appoints Bergen as new acting chief

By paNOW Staff
July 6, 2018 - 9:33am Updated: July 6, 2018 - 10:13am

Prince Albert’s Board of Police Commissioners has appointed a new face to the role of acting police chief, as the search for a candidate to take over the position on a permanent basis continues.

Insp. Jonathan Bergen was appointed to the role of acting chief Friday, the board announced in a statement. Bergen will take over the acting chief's position from Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rowden, who held the interim post since Troy Cooper accepted the top job in the Saskatoon Police Service in January. Insp. Jason Stonechild was also appointed as acting deputy chief, the board announced.

“We believe these two individuals can continue to move our police service forward as we complete the process of identifying a permanent chief of police,” Mayor Greg Dionne, who chairs the police commission, said in a statement. “The Board continues with the process of recruitment for a chief of police for the Prince Albert Police Service.”

Bergen told paNOW he's excited about taking over the interim position and said he's put himself forward as a candidate to take over the role on a permanent basis. According to Bergen, Rowden retired from the force Thursday.

 

Editor's note: This story was updated at 10:13 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 to add comments from Bergen.

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