Cities make selection, RCMP announces new Superintendent

Ridge Meadows

2021-05-06 14:01 PDT

File # Public Advisory

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, B.C. – The RCMP has announced Superintendent Wendy Mehat as the Ridge Meadows detachment’s new Officer in Charge (OIC).

Following a joint interview with the City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows Mayors, the RCMP’s Lower Mainland’s Assistant Commissioner, Maureen Levy, was honoured and privileged to confirm on Wednesday, May 5, that Superintendent Wendy Mehat has been promoted to the OIC of Ridge Meadow’s Detachment effective immediately.

Council congratulates Supt. Mehat on this well-deserved promotion. She’s already proven to be a great fit for our city and we look forward to continue working with her on our shared public safety goals, states Maple Ridge Mayor, Mike Morden.

Following our joint interview with the City of Maple Ridge, it is with pleasure that the City of Pitt Meadows congratulates Wendy Mehat on her promotion to Superintendent. She comes with considerable experience and exceptional competencies, and will no doubt serve our communities extremely well, states Pitt Meadows Mayor, Bill Dingwall.


Superintendent Mehat Bio

With a 21 year career in law enforcement, Superintendent Wendy Mehat has experienced policing opportunities across a wide spectrum of initiatives from small communities to large cities. Starting in Front-Line policing, her career has spanned roles, both operational and investigational, in sections which include Federal Serious & Organized Crime, Professional Standards, and the E-Integrated National Security Enforcement Team. In June of 2017, Wendy accepted the role of Surrey Detachment’s Community Safety & Support Officer where she oversaw the Police Mental Health & Outreach Team, Youth Unit, Mobile Street Enforcement Team and Emergency & Operational Planning Unit. In October of 2020 she transferred to Ridge Meadows Detachment taking on the role of Operations Support Officer overseeing the Serious Crimes Unit, Investigational Support Teams, Road Safety Target Team, Uniformed Crime Reduction Units and the Street Enforcement Unit. Wendy is the recipient of a Commanding Officers Commendation, several British Columbia Police Meritorious Service awards and multiple community leadership awards which is reflective of her spirit in striving to understand and recognize the needs and culture of the communities in which she serves. In May of 2021 Wendy was selected and named as Superintendent of the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

Released by
Constable Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP

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