The City of White Rock is pleased to welcome Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls as the new commander of the White Rock detachment of the RCMP effective Nov. 18.
Staff Sgt. Pauls is a 15-year member of the RCMP, most recently as the Surrey detachment’s Strategic Planning commander and as a member of the Surrey Contract Management Project Team. He has a degree in psychology and a Masters in Criminal Justice.
Staff Sgt. Pauls joined the RCMP in 2004, following a career as a community mental health worker. He started in general duty in Salmon Arm and Alexis Creek. In 2009, he moved to the Kamloops RCMP General Investigation Section in the area of drug and property crime. In Kamloops, he helped to establish a police-mental health crisis car.
Promoted to Corporal in 2013, Staff Sgt. Pauls moved to the Mission detachment and served as commander of the General Investigation Section. Staff Sgt. Pauls was an expert in providing testimony at Provincial Court in the area of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl trafficking.
Staff Sgt. Pauls takes over for Sgt. Rob Dixon who was the acting commander of the White Rock detachment during the recruitment for a commander. Sgt. Dixon oversaw such initiatives as volunteer patrols, Speed Watch, Stop Watch, community engagement, crime prevention and waterfront enforcement.
Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls
"I am very pleased to be chosen as White Rock RCMP's next detachment commander. White Rock is a wonderful community where its citizens are engaged and care about where they live. I can't wait to get started."
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker
“The White Rock detachment of the RCMP is an important part of our community, and a key protector of public safety. Thank you to Sgt. Rob Dixon for taking on the role during the recruitment for a commander.
I wish to extend a warm welcome to Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls on behalf of White Rock City Council.
I have been heartened by the care, concern and consideration the RCMP gives to the community. We look forward to working with Staff Sgt. Pauls and Sgt. Dixon as a strong team engaging with the community and providing public safety in a proactive and innovative way.”