There’s a new family in town, and the husband happens to be the new Detachment Commander of Haliburton Highlands OPP.

Richard Riopelle started his position on July 4th, but has been policing in the province for over 17 years.

Riopelle says him and his family are looking forward to living in a beautiful and close community.

Officials say Riopelle was working in the North East Region before getting the job here.