Lillooet welcomes new RCMP Constable

A new member of Lillooet law enforcement family can be seen out on his beat getting to know people and building relationships. Constable Lucas Sovio arrived in Lillooet ready for General Duty August 4, 2015.

Born in Interior BC and growing up in the Lower Mainland, Sovio has spent seven years on the police force, most recently as a General Duty and Strike Force officer in Surrey.

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"I became an officer because I felt like it was the best outlet for helping Canadians," Sovio said.

With regard to the difference in policing here as opposed to the lower Mainland Sovio commented, "With a smaller team there is more problem solving." He also noted the opportunity to be able contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

Officer Sovio moved to Lillooet with his wife and daughter and he and his family have been enjoying the change of lifestyle and pace. "I have been here for a month and it just seems friendlier. People wave here." he quips. The Sovios are looking forward to all that life in a mountain town has to offer a young family. That said, the Constable's leisure interests including hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and hunting and are certain to be well accommodated in his new digs.

Officer Sovio is already invested in the quality of life and well being of residents and aims to be responsive and involved locally. "I'm looking forward to volunteering and possibly working with cadets." Sovio offered. "I want to give back what I can."

Constable Sovio's approach is one of a community caretaker. It goes without saying that townspeople contact is encouraged. Officer Sovio finished with, "If you see me, wave. I'll wave back."

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