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This afternoon, RCMP “H” Division employees and guests came together for a Change of Command Ceremony to officially welcome Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman as the new Commanding Officer of the Nova Scotia RCMP.
A Change of Command Ceremony provides an opportunity for divisional members and the community to welcome a new Commanding Officer and say farewell to the previous one. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki attended the ceremony and symbolically handed over the reins of the Division by signing a parchment and exchanging the Divisional ensign from the outgoing Commanding Officer, Deputy Commissioner Brian Brennan, to the new Commanding Officer, A/Commr. Bergerman.
During the ceremony, Commanding Officer, A/Commr. Bergerman provided the following remarks: “To be entrusted as the Commanding Officer of Nova Scotia’s provincial police – to get to lead “H” Division and serve communities from one end of this province to the other is an incredible honour. “H” Division is filled with people who care about their work, their communities and each other.”
A 32-year member of the RCMP, A/Commr. Bergerman has a diverse operational background in a variety of policing environments across Canada, including Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Federal Serious and Organized Crime and Unsolved Homicide. Prior to becoming Commanding Officer in January of this year, she was Officer in Charge of Halifax District (links to A/Commr. Bergerman’s full speech and biography are below).
“From Yarmouth, to Halifax, to Cheticamp, the Commanding Officer of H Division has a big job,” said said Brenda Lucki, Commissioner of the RCMP. “I know Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman has the knowledge and experience to lead the Division with success.”
As Commanding Officer, A/Commr. Bergerman is responsible for leading Nova Scotia’s provincial police force in continuing to serve and protect Nova Scotians. There are more than 45 detachments and over 1,400 RCMP employees in the province.