November 11th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 45
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Sergeant, Community Peace Officer Brad Larsen and Community Peace Officer Joey Moses
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Sergeant, Community Peace Officer Brad Larsen

Sergeant, Community Peace Officer Brad Larsen has been in the line of bylaw enforcement for the past 11 years.

His time in law enforcement has seen him travel all over Canada western provinces.

“I started in bylaw enforcement in 2009. I started my career in Edmonton where I worked as a protective services agent and then I went to Red Deer. My first CPO post was in Cold Lake in 2014; from there I went to Cardston where I was the senior Peace Officer. Then I went out to the west coast for the last several months. I worked as a natural resources officer and now I'm here. I've been all over.”

Larsen says the decision to move here was an easy one.

“I'm from Lethbridge originally. I was born and raised there. I grew up hunting, fishing and doing outdoorsy things here in the Pass. I absolutely love it. This is the best playground for doing those sorts of things. I saw the post, applied for it and here I am. This is a good spot to be.”

Larsen says he is very much looking forward to spending time in the community.

“I'm very much looking forward to living here. My family is happy that I'm here. It's going to be awesome.”
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Community Peace Officer Joey Moses

Community Peace Officer, Joey Moses, is new to the bylaw enforcement scene but has a wealth of experience from his time as a member of the RCMP.

“I started with bylaw work October 5th of this year but my previous work experience is with the RCMP. I served 26 years with them and retired in 2018 in Sparwood. I spent a couple years working some odd jobs. I saw this job post, applied for it and I'm quite pleased that they accepted my application and gave me a job offer.”

Moses has spent the large majority of his time in BC after starting his career in northern Canada.

“I started off in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, then went to Mackenzie BC, then to Penticton, Surrey, Williams Lake, Surrey again and finished in the Elk Valley.”

Moses says part of what drew him to this job was the community aspect.

“I, with my history of law enforcement in the RCMP, wasn’t quite as involved with the community. What attracted me to this job was that I get the best of both worlds with law enforcement and community. I'm excited to be working within the community.”

Moses says there is a very good chance that he will settle down in the Pass even after his time as a CPO is over.

“I'm absolutely looking forward to being part of this community. I'm thinking I'll be setting my roots here permanently.”
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As Community Peace Officer’s, Larsen and Moses will be in charge of many different tasks within the community.

"We are Bylaw Enforcement and Community Peace Officers. We take care of all municipal bylaw enforcement. From community standards, to parking, to animal control. In addition we have the peace officer duties, which is basically enhanced level of authority. We'll be taking care of traffic and gaming and liquor stuff. With the gaming and liquor things, we don't take care of any of the VLTs or gaming lottery, we look after things like drinking in public. Things we can work hand in hand with the RCMP on. We also look after the dangerous dogs act and stray animals act. There are also many other provincial items we look after, including the environmental enhancement and protection act with relation to illegal dumping. There are a number of different things that we can look after."
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