Former RCMP officer Rene Wells joins G4S Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - G4S Canada is pleased to announce that Rene Wells has joined G4S Canada as the District Manager for the Fort McMurray branch. In his new role, Rene is fully accountable for all operations and financial matters, including meeting budgeted targets, business administration, industrial and labour relations, training, and customer service for all clients served from the branch.

Prior to joining G4S, Rene spent 30 years with the RCMP, where he served in a number of functions and duties in many communities throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He received his commission and promotion to Inspector in 2007 and transferred to Fort McMurray as part of the Senior Management Team at Wood Buffalo Detachment, where he led and supported the work activities of 180 police officers and 70 Municipal Employees. He also led staff in the annual completion of risk analyses of operations at four detachments, implemented Quality Assurance processes, and developed Standard Operating Procedures at two detachments.

Rene left the RCMP in 2009 and joined the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as their Director of Emergency Management, a department he created. The department underwent rapid growth, quickly expanding to integrate three branches, and ultimately consisted of 128 municipal employees and Bylaw Officers. Rene managed the department through the creation of a comprehensive Municipal Emergency Management Plan, delivered cost-savings and effective service delivery by developing and maintaining annual operating budgets, and coordinated the development and passage of new municipal legislation governing the taxi and limousine sector.

Effectively managing risk in the oil and gas industry is critical to the growth of the Canadian and global economy. Success in the industry is dependent on ensuring safe and secure operations in compliance with regulatory, environmental and community guidelines. At G4S, we leverage our security expertise and deliver qualified personnel, industry-specific training, health and safety programs, technology solutions, secure logistics and a corporate commitment to sustainable business practices.

About G4S Canada
G4S is a leading provider of security solutions in Canada. G4S offers a unique combination of risk assessments, security personnel, security technology, valued goods transportation, screening services, and cash management solutions. G4S employs thousands of Canadians and operates in over 90 offices from coast to coast. For more information, visit

About G4S plc
G4S is the world's leading secure outsourcing group, specializing in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees. For more information, visit

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