Community welcomes officer to Tumbler Ridge Detachment

It may seem a little anticlimactic to be writing this article when most of you have already met Jenkins up close and personal in the Blotter, but there are things about ?Not so Fat Pat, whose never been to Medicine Hat, you may never know unless you read on.

Jenkins comes to Tumbler Ridge via Queen Charlotte City where he was a table dancer for years when not fighting crime. Oooops, wrong story! While in Queen Charlotte City when Jenkins wasn?t fighting crime he was fishing and writing poetry to his beautiful wife Lisa.

Prior to this Jenkins was posted Langley where he performed general duty functions, was posted to the bike section and spent time in the street enforcement unit. This is where Jenkins honed his skill at vehicle and foot pursuits…so don?t try to out run this guy. ?I am really looking forward to working with the youth in town, and if I?m feeling up to it, may practice his foot pursuit skills just for fun.?

Jenkins was born in the back seat of a 1963 Chevy Bel Air doing 65 miles per hour through the George Massey Tunnel. While Dad was driving Mom to the hospital, out came little Jenkins. This was 39 years ago. Jenkins was raised in the lower mainland and spent ten years building logging roads with his father before joining the RCMP. In 1990 Jenkins married the woman of his dreams and they will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in August.

Jenkins likes to run to stay fit but his favourite thing to do is spend time with his family. One of the main reasons he chose Tumbler Ridge as a posting is that there is lots to do as a family. ?There are a lot of interesting places to explore and I look at Tumbler Ridge as an adventure,? said Jenkins. ?I?m even looking at learning to play hockey.?

?Although leaving the Queen Charlottes was difficult, I have already been made to feel very welcome here? said Jenkins. ?My neighbours even like me, although they don?t really know me yet. Thanks to Earl for adopting me. I am also struck by the beauty of the town and the surrounding country side.? .