You might have seen Will Martin driving the cruiser around. Here’s a bit more about the new guy in town.

You might have seen Will Martin driving the cruiser around. Here’s a bit more about the new guy in town.

Will Martin, that new guy at the station

Since May 15, Will Martin has been the new guy at the RCMP station, and you’re likely going to see him around for the next three years.

Since May 15, Will Martin has been the new guy at the RCMP station, and you’re likely going to see him around for the next three years.

Where are you from originally?

Kelowna. I spent almost five years in Fort Nelson, my first post. This is a little bit more my climate.

Are you familiar with the Kootenay region?

We’d come to the Kootenays for vacation as family and I’ve traveled periodically through the Kootenays.

This is your second posting. What were you doing before you joined the RCMP?

I used to work with BC Ambulance but I wanted something more stable.

What do you like about working in small towns?

I enjoy the variety of calls on general duty. I’m still young enough in my career that it hasn’t burnt me out yet. I like the small town policing aspect.

Anything in particular stand out about Nakusp?

The pace is a little bit slower. And the amount of grow ops – marijuana is not foreign in the Kootenays. That’s new. There was more violent crime up north.

How do you think the changes in licensing for medical marijuana will affect your work?

I have no idea what that’s going to look like.

How is your summer going so far?

It’s been busy. My wife is going to have a baby at the beginning of August.

Do you play hockey?

Everyone in town has been asking if I play hockey. I do; I like hockey, I like all sports.