Acting police chief in Prince Albert to take over job permanently

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — The man who has been acting as Prince Albert's police chief since last summer has been chosen to take over the job permanently.

Jonathan Bergen is to be sworn in at a ceremony in December.

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Mayor Greg Dionne and the Prince Albert Board of Police Commissioners say Bergen's appointment was unanimously approved.

Bergen, who was raised in the Saskatchewan city, is a 20-year member of the Prince Albert Police Service.

He was most recently the inspector in charge of the criminal investigation division.

Prince Albert's top policing job became open when Troy Cooper was named Saskatoon police chief in January.

Jeff Rowden was acting chief until he retired in July and Bergen was chosen to take over.

"We are fortunate to police in a community that is rich in history and culture," Bergen said in a release Monday. "Our workforce is reflective of our community and we value the strength that diversity offers.

"Cultural programs and strong community connections are an integral part of our organization."

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