Trudeau announces New RCMP Commissioner

RCMP's 24th Commissioner Brenda Lucki Image Credit: RCMP/ Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of Brenda Lucki as the new Commissioner Designate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This appointment is effective April 16, 2018.

A proven leader, Ms. Lucki brings with her a diverse background and the expertise needed to keep our communities safe and secure while addressing the needs of the RCMP. She will play a vital role in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, promoting gender equity, supporting mental wellness across the RCMP, addressing workplace harassment, and protecting the civil liberties of all Canadians.

Ms. Lucki has enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the RCMP.   “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Lucki as the 24th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,” Trudeau said In her nearly 32 years with the national police force, she has served in Divisions in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, worked with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia, and helped train and select police units for the UN Civilian Police Mission in Haiti.

Since October 2016, Ms. Lucki has served as the Commanding Officer of  the RCMP Academy also known as “Depot” Division.  She has ensured the cadets receive the best possible training,  including diversity training  before they begin to serve our communities.

Trudeau made this announcement during an event at the RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division. Trudeau also thanked Daniel Dubeau for assuming leadership of the RCMP after the retirement of former Commissioner Bob Paulson.  Lucki becomes the RCMP’s first female commissioner.