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Fort St. John's top cop is retiring

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Fort St. John's top cop is retiring.


Fort St. John RCMP Detachment Commander Mike Kurvers stands at attention during O Canada.

Fort St. John's top cop is retiring.

Insp. Mike Kurvers, detachment commander for the Fort St. John RCMP, is retiring afters his 28-year career with the Mounties this week.

"It's been a good career," Kurvers said Friday morning.

"I've done my part for Canada and the RCMP. It's time for a change, and to try something different for awhile and experience new things."


Kurvers took command of the detachment in 2014, replacing Pat Egan after he was transferred to Ottawa.

Kurvers was Born in the Netherlands, and started his career in a Saskatchewan town in 1990, working several differnt roles from uniformed police officer to investigating economic crime and homicides. Kurvers came to Fort St. John from Victoria, and will return there with his wife Shelley in retirement.

"The Cityof Fort St.John will work with the RCMP to find his replacement. In the meantime an acting Officer in Charge will be named."

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