Staff Sergeant Jennifer Prunty named new Detachment Commander

Sunshine Coast

2023-03-07 07:45 PST

The Lower Mainland District RCMP is pleased to announce the selection of Sunshine Coast detachment’s newest Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Jennifer Prunty.

Last week, the Lower Mainland District RCMP confirmed that Jennifer Prunty, the acting Detachment Commander of the Sunshine Coast detachment was the successful candidate in the District’s search for a replacement.

Staff Sergeant Prunty grew up in the Lower Mainland and joined the RCMP in 2000. She was first posted to Duncan, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island. Throughout her career she has had many enriched experiences and diverse postings.

She performed a variety of roles in detachments on Vancouver Island, including as a major crime investigator with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and frontline policing in Campbell River. She counts herself fortunate to have worked in the Nisga’a Nation at New Aiyansh, B.C. where she had her first management role as the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer, as well as a relief deployment to Baker Lake, Nunavut in December 2021.

new detachment commander standing in front of rcmp sign

Staff Sergeant Prunty Prunty has also previously been the Detachment Commander of Gabriola Island and Alert Bay.

In July of 2022 she transferred to the Sunshine Coast as the acting Detachment Commander during a period of a vacancy, and is very happy to have been selected for the permanent position. After several successive moves I am putting down roots in the community and am happy to make the Coast my home. I am honoured to be selected as the Detachment Commander of the Sunshine Coast RCMP and to serve the communities of the shíshálh Nation, District of Sechelt, Town of Gibsons, and the areas of the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Building connection between police and our communities is a priority for me. Initiatives such as Tea with a Mountie are just one way we can create dialogue at a grass roots level and ensure we are meeting the needs of all of our community members.

From District of Sechelt Mayor John Henderson;
On behalf of the District of Sechelt, Staff Sergeant Prunty’s appointment is great news! I am sure all members of the detachment join the public in congratulating her on her promotion to Staff Sergeant and appointment as the Detachment Commander of the Sunshine Coast RCMP.
Staff Sergeant Prunty’s experience and dedication are exemplary, and I am confident that under her leadership the evolving challenges we face will be met with her usual professionalism and empathy.

From Town of Gibsons Mayor Silas White;
The Town of Gibsons sincerely congratulates Jennifer Prunty for being selected as the Sunshine Coast RCMP Detachment Commander. She has demonstrated steadfast dedication to excellence at the detachment and in being an engaged Sunshine Coast community member. The Town is looking forward to working with Jennifer as our new permanent Detachment Commander.

Lower Mainland District RCMP Commander, Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy;
Staff Sergeant Prunty has provided solid leadership in previous roles at multiple detachments and brings an extensive policing background to this new role said Lower Mainland District Commander Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy Her knowledge of the community and the needs of the people of Sunshine Coast will make this an easy transition – we look forward to the leadership she will provide to the detachment and to the people of the Sunshine Coast.

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Sgt. Chris Manseau

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
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