RCMP Commissioner Lucki retirement announcement

Ottawa, Ontario – February 15, 2023 – Today I announced that I have made a personal decision to retire. This was not an easy decision as I love the RCMP and have loved being the 24th Commissioner. I am so incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to lead this historic organization and witness first hand the tremendous work being done each and every day by all employees from coast to coast to coast and internationally.

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki

Since my swearing-in on April 16, 2018, we’ve made some great progress to meet the expectations of Canadians, our communities and our contract partners and I know that will continue after my last day on March 17, 2023. As Commissioner, I was asked to modernize and address the RCMP’s internal challenges. This was a significant mandate and with the support of my senior executive team and the commitment of all RCMP employees, we’ve accomplished a lot.

I’m so proud of the steps we’ve taken to modernize – to increase accountability, address systemic racism, ensure a safe and equitable workplace and advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Our progress can be found on our website.

I leave knowing I did my best and take comfort that the RCMP is well placed to shine in its 150th year.

Brenda Lucki

24th Commissioner of the RCMP

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