Supt. Donovan Fisher of the RCMP will be sworn in as Nelson’s new police chief in March. Photo: Submitted

Supt. Donovan Fisher of the RCMP will be sworn in as Nelson’s new police chief in March. Photo: Submitted

Nelson welcomes new police chief

Supt. Donovan Fisher is currently with the RCMP in Saskatchewan

Nelson’s new police chief will be sworn in at the beginning of March.

The hiring of Supt. Donovan Fisher of the RCMP follows the recent retirement of police chief Paul Burkart.

“Supt. Fisher is a highly experienced and accomplished leader known for building strong relationships,” said Mayor John Dooley, chair of the Nelson Police Board.

Since 2018, Fisher has been district commander for the RCMP’s Central District Saskatchewan.

“I am very excited and honoured to join the Nelson Police Department … and I am looking forward to working alongside the exemplary women and men of this department and to serving the citizens of Nelson,” said Fisher.

“My goal is to have a positive impact on the community of Nelson and increase overall public satisfaction by working closely with leaders and social agencies to move joint initiatives forward in a timely and effective manner. I am also looking forward to getting back to the frontline and community-oriented policing.”

Fisher joined the RCMP in 1995 and has served in Alberta and Saskatchewan in administration, organized crime, commercial crime, anti-corruption, national security, and border security, often in lead roles at the provincial level.