Ucluelet welcomes new officer

The Ucluelet RCMP detachment has a new member.

Five-year law enforcement veteran Const. Jarrett Duncan, 32, has arrived in Ucluelet with wife Rhianna and their two sons: 16-month-old Rylan, and Jace, who turns 3 in May.

The couple is expecting the arrival of their first daughter in June. Duncan was transferred from the RCMP detachment in Boston Barr and said it was difficult to leave the tight-knit community but he

was “very excited” when he found out he was headed to Ucluelet.

“It was hard to leave Boston Barr for sure; we’d developed relationships with the locals and living in such a small town like that of only 650 people we were close to the members there and that’s something that we truly cherished and enjoyed and we’re excited to have that same feeling and camaraderie here,” he said.

Duncan said he and his wife vacationed in Ucluelet in 2009 and fell in love with what they saw.

“It’s beautiful country out here,” he said. “We enjoyed the scenery and enjoyed what Ucluelet has to offer and we’re really excited to be here.”

Duncan got his first taste of his new beat during a March 29 night shift and took in his first day shift on April 16.

He was transferred to Ucluelet to replace Const. James Van Camp who is expected to be transferred to another detachment this summer.

reporter@westerlynews.ca Right: Const. Jarrett Duncan, Ucluelet’s new RCMP officer.