Yesterday was a special day for the RCMP in The Pas as they saw a change of command. Staff Sergeant Noel Allard handed down command of the detachment to his son Staff Sergeant Jeremy Allard. This is the first time in the modern history of the force a father has handed the reins of a detachment to a son. Jeremy says it was definitely special circumstances unique in so many ways. He adds a lot of things had to happen over the last 12 years of his career for something like this to actually take place so it was special to get the keys from his dad and take command there from him.
As well Jeremy returns to the region. He first signed up to be a mountie while living in Cranberry Portage and wrote his entrance exam in The Pas. His father Noel will be joining the north district office in Thompson as an advisor.