Prince George has a new top cop.
Inspector Eric Stubbs will replace Superintendent Brenda Butterworth-Carr as the officer in charge of the Prince George RCMP detachment.
Stubbs is currently the officer in vharge of the Terrace detachment. He is originally from Alberta and joined the RCMP in 1993. After postings in southern B.C., he came to the North District in 2000 when he was promoted to Mackenzie. Stubbs served as the detachment commander in Queen Charlotte City from 2003 to 2005. He then transferred to Terrace as the Operations NCO and has been the officer in charge for the past three years. Stubbs is well versed in aboriginal policing, with policing experience in nine First Nations communities.
“On behalf of council, I am pleased to welcome Eric into our community and am confident that his leadership, dedication, and passion will be extremely valuable to our local detachment,” said Mayor Dan Rogers in a press release.
“I would like to thank the city for this tremendous opportunity and I’m very excited to take on the role of superintendent,” said Stubbs. “I am extremely eager to begin my new duties and start working with the outstanding individuals already in place at the Prince George Detachment. Finally, I would like to recognize the past work of Superintendent Brenda Butterworth-Carr and I wish her the best in her future role.”
Butterworth-Carr is being promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in charge of the National Aboriginal Police Services in Ottawa. The dates for the departure of Butterworth-Carr and the arrival of Stubbs have not been finalized.