Three senior members of the Prince Albert Police Service have been recognized with Commissioned Officer designations from His Honour, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Russ Mirasty.
Inspectors Brent McDonald, Tadd Kellett, and Craig Mushka were formally recognized earlier this week.
Under Section 94.1 of the Saskatchewan Police Act, 1990, the Lieutenant Governor can annually authorize Commissions under the Great Seal to officers assigned to senior positions with their police service. Commissioned officers are responsible for the direction of their specific unit or agency, including guiding operations, developing policy, and ensuring all work adheres to the law and policing regulations.
Commissioned officers receive their authority directly from the Crown.
Inspector Brent McDonald is in his 26th year of service and is responsible for overseeing support services with the Prince Albert Police Service, including the Community Policing Unit, CTSS/Traffic, Street Enforcement Team (SET), Crime Reduction Team (CRT), Canine Unit, and Victim Services.
Inspector Tadd Kellett has served with the police service since 1998 and currently oversees operations, including Patrol, police college and training, fleet, facilities, and the detention area.
Inspector Craig Mushka is responsible for the Criminal Investigations Division of the police service, including major crimes, Child Protection and ICE Unit, and Forensic Identification and has 20 years of experience with the Prince Albert Police Service.
Prince Albert Police Chief Jonathan Bergen announced the appointments of each inspector in 2019.