Town of Olds - New Community Police Officer

Morley Statchuk is the new Community Police Officer for the town of Olds. He has lived in Olds for 11 years and was most recently employed as the School Resource Officer for the city of Airdrie.

The new Community Police Offcer for the town of Olds has been introduced to the community during a number of events in the past month.

Morley Statchuk says his role will be with the schools as well as the community.

Statchuk was at the Olds Auction Mart for the Olds Chamber of Commerce's "Coffee with the RCMP" event on January 22nd and last week he attended the Olds town council meeting.

Morley talks about one of the initiatives he will be working on in the town of Olds.

Statchuk has lived in Olds for 11 years. 

Councillor Heather Ryan says Morley Statchuk was most recently employed as the School Resource Officer for the city of Airdrie. 

Councillor Ryan says Olds RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald felt there was a lacking within the community in the educational section of policing.

She adds, council decided it was an important resource position for the community and found room for it in the budget.

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