Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – At press conferences in Saskatoon and Prince Albert on Wednesday, Prince Albert Police Chief Troy Cooper announced his resignation from the Prince Albert Police Service and his upcoming role as the new Police Chief for the Saskatoon Police.
After 30 years of service in Prince Albert, Chief Cooper has made the decision to accept the position of Police Chief for the Saskatoon Police Service, commencing in the Spring of 2018.
"It was a difficult decision to make. I've worked at the Service for the past 30 years, my family lives and works in Prince Albert and we've set down many roots in the community. I'm excited however for the new challenges and opportunity with the role of Police Chief for the Saskatoon Police Service and look forward to serving the community."
The Board of Police Commissioners will begin the recruiting process for a new Police Chief.
City of Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne thanked Chief Cooper for his many years of service to the city and commended him on his new role.
"It is not only a proud day for Chief Troy Cooper, but it also a proud day for the City of Prince Albert," said Mayor Dionne.
"To think that Troy has come up through the ranks in his career and to now finish his career as the Chief of the largest Municipal Force in the Province is a great congratulations," further stated Mayor Dionne.
Police Chief Cooper will remain in his position until February 16 – at which time an Acting Chief will be assigned until a permanent replacement can be identified.
Daily operations will continue as normal at the Prince Albert Police Service. Further updates will be provided at a future date.