Lacombe police hire officer from Camrose as new inspector

After 22 years working with the Camrose Police Service, Lorne Blumhagen has moved a little further south to take on a new role as an inspector with the Lacombe Police Service.

After 22 years working with the Camrose Police Service, Lorne Blumhagen has moved a little further south to take on a new role as an inspector with the Lacombe Police Service.

Blumhagen has been on the job for more than two weeks and is enjoying his role assisting with investigations from a mentor and administrative perspective, and providing guidance to any officer or staff member who needs it, drawing from his experience.

He works one level below Steve Murray, Lacombe Police Service chief, providing assistance to him in administrative tasks as well as operational oversight for the membership and staff for the day-to-day operation.

Professional standards and recruiting also under the purview of the new role.

Before his 22 years with the Camrose Police Service, he served as an auxiliary RCMP member.

“I was presented the opportunity with Lacombe and it looked exciting and what I was interested in,” said Blumhagen.

“The Lacombe Police Service is a great organization and I look forward to working with the members there.”

During his long service with the Camrose Police Service, Blumhagen had a number of roles, most recently working with the major crimes unit.

He also has experience as a school resource officer, in crime prevention, the patrol section and supervision.

“Through those avenues, I had a good balance of administration and operational experience, which I can now transfer and maybe provide some insight and foresight for some of the experiences the LPS has evolving to handle the growing community,” said Blumhagen.

“Camrose provided me with the foundation to fill the role.”

He won’t handle day-to-day investigations in the new role, but he will provide insight and guidance for officers in those investigations.

However, in the event of major incidents he will provide oversight and have a more hands-on role.

mcrawford@bprda.wpengine.com

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