SURREY â€” Scotty Schumann.
Itâ€™s a name youâ€™ll be seeing a lot in print.
Corporal Schumann, a 14-year-veteran with the Surrey RCMP, is the detachmentâ€™s new spokesman. He takes over from Cpl. Bert Paquet, who was promoted and is now in Winnipeg with the RCMP â€œDâ€ Divisionâ€™s Communications Services.
Schumann last post was with Surrey RCMPâ€™s traffic unit. He has received two â€œOfficer in Chargeâ€ awards for policing and has twice been nominated to Alexaâ€™s Team for his efforts to curb drunk drivers. The team is named after four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by a drunk driver in Ladner in 2008.
â€œI am looking forward to continuing the good relationships we have with our media partners and keeping our community informed about relevant public safety issues,â€ Schumann said. â€œI have lived in the area for over thirty years and I am very familiar with the communityâ€™s issues and concerns.â€
Schumann said he enjoys spending time with his wife, their two children, two dogs, two cats and tank full of fish. When heâ€™s not on duty, he also enjoys scuba diving and motorcycling.