New Officer-in-Charge Named for Coquitlam RCMP
PORT COQUITLAM, BC, May 2, 2019– Inspector Annette Fellner has officially been appointed as the new Officer-In Charge for the Coquitlam RCMP. Insp. Fellner brings with her 23 years of policing experience with the RCMP, most recently as the Officer-in-Charge at the Mission RCMP.
“Our community has always received a tremendous service from our local RCMP as shown by our improving crime rates and consistently high approval rating by residents,” said Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. “We look forward to working with Inspector Fellner and feel confident that with her qualifications and proven leadership, Coquitlam will continue to benefit from the positive working relationship between the City and the Coquitlam RCMP.”
“We are pleased to welcome Inspector Fellner to the Coquitlam RCMP. She will be a great asset to the City of Port Coquitlam and the other communities served by the detachment,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West. “Community safety is a major priority for Port Coquitlam’s City Council and we look forward to working with Inspector Fellner and her team in addressing our community’s key policing priorities.”
After joining the RCMP in 1996, Insp. Fellner’s policing career took her across the Western provinces in a diverse range of roles, including the Serious and Organized Crime Unit, the Financial Integrity and Commercial Crime Unit, a Detachment Commander to five rural communities, and a Regional District Officer. In addition to these operational roles, Insp. Fellner has been a leader and mentor to fellow police officers, and played an integral role in leading the respectful workplace and the peer-to-peer programs for the Manitoba RCMP.
“I cannot be more pleased about the news that Insp. Fellner will be taking the helm as Officer-in Charge at the Coquitlam RCMP,” said retired Superintendent Sean Maloney. “It has truly been an honour to sit in that chair for four years and it brings me much comfort as I head into retirement knowing that the detachment will be in such good hands. Insp. Fellner brings with her a unique blend of both urban and rural policing as well as extensive experience in resolving complex community social problems that will serve this jurisdiction well.”
“I am honoured for the opportunity to lead the women and men at the Coquitlam RCMP who exemplify excellence in policing on a daily basis,” said Insp. Annette Fellner. “I am looking forward to starting my new chapter with the RCMP and being part of the strong team that contributes to the safety and security of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and the Kwikwetlem First Nation.”
Insp. Fellner’s start date has not yet been confirmed but is anticipated in early summer 2019. In the meantime, Inspector Julie Drotar will continue as the Acting Officer-in-Charge.
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