City of Weyburn appoints new chief of police

The City of Weyburn is pleased to welcome Jamie Blunden as the new Chief of Police, starting on Monday, May 4.

Jamie Blunden joins the City from Cooks Creek, Man., where he served with the City of Winnipeg Police Force for the last 29 years in multiple different roles.

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His most recent role was as the Inspector of Specialized Investigations Division where he commanded the following units: Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Internet Child Exploitation, Counter Exploitation, Missing Persons, Domestic Violence, Vulnerable Persons, Viclas and the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit.

Blunden brings a wealth of knowledge to the City of Weyburn’s Police Department holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Criminology and a Minor in Psychology.

As Chief of Police, Blunden will oversee management of the Weyburn Police Services activities including law enforcement, crime prevention, and education/awareness programs.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to be involved in a progressive community and to participate as a community member. I really feel Weyburn is a great fit for my wife and myself and we look forward to being active members in the community and working with the Weyburn Police Service,” said Blunden.

“The city is very fortunate to have an individual with Chief Blunden’s experiences coming to Weyburn. His excitement and desire to come to Weyburn is very encouraging, and throughout the entire recruitment process he displayed a great interest in becoming part of the community,” said Coun. Mel Van Betuw.

“As Mayor and the Chairman of the Weyburn Police Commission, I’d like to welcome Jamie Blunden as our new Chief of Police for the Weyburn Police Service. The Police Commission looks forward to working with him to continue the great work that the Weyburn Police Service has done to ensure a safe community for the citizens of Weyburn. Thank you interim police chief Rod Stafford for stepping up during this transition,” said Mayor Roy.