Norm Crerar, Producer-Director of the fourth annual Okanagan Military Tattoo told KISS-FM News that Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr , Commanding Officer for the RCMP in British Columbia, will be attending the Tattoo at Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Saturday, July 29.
Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr recently replaced Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens who retired after 32 years service.
Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr, who is from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation in the Yukon, joined the RCMP in 1987 as a Native Special Constable. She has served in the Yukon, National HQ, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. She has held many key positions such as the Assistant District Commander in “E” Division’s North District, Officer in Charge of Prince George Detachment and Director General of National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services, National Criminal Operations. She has served as the Criminal Operations Officer and then the Commanding Officer in Saskatchewan prior to returning to British Columbia in August 2016 as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations Core Policing.
Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr holds a variety of active positions in provincial, federal and international committees and associations, including as a member of the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Chair of the RCMP’s National Women’s Advisory Committee and as a member of the Canadian and International Association of Chiefs of Police. She was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for her proactive work throughout Canada.
Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr has extensive experience in operations, management of critical incidents and crisis negotiation, crime prevention, community and Aboriginal policing and executive leadership.
Tickets to the Okanagan Military Tattoo are available through the Vernon TicketSeller 250-549-7469. There are two (2) shows: Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm. For more information on the Tattoo, check out the website OkanaganMilitaryTattoo.ca