RCMP executive

Role and mandate

The Senior Executive Committee (SEC) is the senior decision making forum established by the Commissioner for the development and approval of strategic, force-wide policies, pursuant to and consistent with the Commissioner's authority under section 5 of the RCMP Act.

The role of SEC is to develop, promote and communicate strategic priorities, strategic objectives, management strategies and performance management for the purpose of direction and accountability.

Senior Executive Committee

Brenda Lucki
Commissioner
Daniel Dubeau
Deputy Commissioner, Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin Brosseau
Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing
Gilles Michaud
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing
François Bidal
Acting Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services
Brenda Butterworth-Carr
Deputy Commissioner, Commanding Officer, "E" Division
Todd Shean
Deputy Commissioner, Commanding Officer, "K" Division
Guylaine Dansereau
Professional Responsibility Officer
Liliana Longo
Senior General Counsel, Legal Services
Dennis Watters
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Sharon Tessier
Acting, Executive Director Public Affairs
Joanne Pratt
Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive
Kevin Jones
Assistant Commissioner, Acting Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer
Al McCambridge
Corps Sergeant Major

Support

Angie Boucher
Acting Chief of Staff
Kiki Janes
SEC/SMT Coordinator, Strategic Policy & Planning Directorate

Biographies

Brenda Lucki

Commissioner

Brenda Lucki

Brenda Lucki was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and joined the RCMP in August 1986. During Commissioner Lucki's career, she has served in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and at the RCMP Academy (Depot Division), as well as on international peacekeeping missions in the former Yugoslavia.

Her first posting was in Granby, Quebec, where she worked in federal policing, mostly in drugs and customs investigations. In 1993 and 1994, she served on the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) mission in the former Yugoslavia, overseeing criminal investigations and monitoring the delivery of aid and health services.

In 1995, she was transferred to the RCMP's peacekeeping program in Ottawa, where she trained and selected peacekeepers for the UN missions in Haiti for a year-and-a-half. Following that role, she advanced through the non-commissioned officer ranks, first as an instructor at the RCMP Training Academy for three years, then returning to operations in Manitoba for four years as a supervisor and Acting Detachment Commander.

In 2003, she was promoted to the rank of Inspector and held the post of Traffic Services Officer for Saskatchewan. She stayed in the province for six years, holding the role of Community and Contract Policing and District Operations Officer.

In 2009, she rose to the rank of Superintendent, and became the District Commander for the Manitoba North District. In 2012, she was transferred and promoted to Chief Superintendent, and became the District Commander of a larger area in northwest Alberta.

In 2016, she was named Commanding Officer of the RCMP Academy, and on March 9, 2018, she was announced as the RCMP's 24th Commissioner.

Commissioner Lucki completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology at the University of Alberta in 1996. She also completed the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2012. She is married and has two step-daughters and three grandchildren.

Commissioner Lucki's career contributions have been recognized through a number of honours and awards, including:

  • Order of Merit of the Police Forces (2013) for her efforts to improve relations with First Nations in northern Manitoba
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2012)
  • RCMP Long Service medals for 20 years (2006) and 25 years (2011) of service
  • Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005)
  • Commander's Commendation for her work during the 2002 G8 meetings in Alberta (2003)
  • Order of St. John's Certificate for providing humanitarian assistance at great personal risk in the former Yugoslavia (1994)
  • Peacekeeping medals from the UN (1993 and 1994) and Canada (2000); UN Force Commander's Commendation for exemplary performance and contributions to the UNPROFOR mission (1993)

Daniel Dubeau

Deputy Commissioner, Chief Human Resources Officer

Daniel Dubeau

Deputy Commissioner (D/Commr.) Daniel Dubeau is originally from Bonnyville, Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1984. After graduating from Depot in 1985, he was posted to "A" Division (Ottawa) as a member of the Executive/Diplomatic Protective Section in Protective Policing.

He was transferred to "F" Division (Saskatchewan) in 1986 where he performed municipal policing duties and highway patrol functions. He was then transferred to "O" Division (Ontario) in 1989 and for the next 10 years advanced through the NCO ranks performing federal policing duties in various locations throughout the province including functions such as drug enforcement, customs and excise to commanding a federal detachment in northern Ontario. In 1996, he accepted a transfer to the Human Resources program in Divisional Headquarters.

In 1999, D/Commr. Dubeau was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in the Human Resources Program for the Atlantic Region. For the next four years, he managed the staffing, labour relations, classification and learning and development programs for the region from his office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Subsequently, he accepted a transfer to National Headquarters (Ottawa) where he worked in Executive/Officer Development and Resourcing.

In 2005, D/Commr. Dubeau was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent as the Director General, Employee and Management Relations. Shortly thereafter, he was seconded to the position of Executive Director, Human Resources Division, providing human resources services to the Department of Finance and Treasury Board Secretariat.

He returned to the RCMP in 2008 and continued working in Human Resources in various leadership roles. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner as Director General, Workforce Programs and Services. On October 24, 2011, he became Acting Chief Human Resources Officer and was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in that role on April 4, 2012. After the retirement of Commissioner Bob Paulson in July 2017, D/Commr. Dubeau assumed the role of Acting Commissioner, a position he held until April 2018.

D/Commr. Dubeau's extensive knowledge and experience in the field of human resources have prepared him for his current role as Chief Human Resources Officer. In addition to his policing achievements, he holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Athabasca University, a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies, with a focus in equity and cultural studies, as well as numerous certificates in fields such as human resources management, adult education, organizational development, project management and values and ethics.

In 2001, D/Commr. Dubeau was granted the Certified Human Resources Executive designation from the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. He is the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, Long Service Medals for 20 and 25 years of service, as well as the 25-year bronze clasp and the 30-year silver clasp for long service.

Kevin Brosseau

Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing

Kevin Brosseau

Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau joined the RCMP in 1988. He served in British Columbia and in the Yukon until 1998, in operational roles including municipal and provincial policing, general investigations and Indigenous and community policing.

In 2001 he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree, with distinction, at the University of Alberta. He completed his articles in Edmonton prior to attending Harvard Law School where, in 2003, he was granted his Masters of Laws degree.

From 2003 to 2005, D/Commr. Brosseau worked in the Strategic Policy and Planning Branch at RCMP Headquarters and in relation to the Maher Arar Commission of Inquiry and the Air India Flight 182 bombing review. After practising law in New York, in 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Director of Operations at the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP.

In January 2011, he returned to the RCMP as the Assistant Commissioner of Contract and Aboriginal Policing. In addition to this role, D/Commr. Brosseau led the RCMP's contribution to amending the RCMP Act, which culminated in the Federal Government tabling its Enhancing RCMP Accountability Act in June 2012.

Between August 2012 and March 2016, he was the Commanding Officer for "D" Division (Manitoba), and in March 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing where he is responsible for directing the development, implementation and monitoring of national policies, procedures and standards governing the RCMP's contract policing business line, including Provincial, Territorial, Municipal and Aboriginal policing. This accounts for approximately 60 per cent of the RCMP's operational capability.

D/Commr. Brosseau is a former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of many awards, including the Alberta Academy of Trial Lawyers Award and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. In 2014 he was invested as an Officer into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (OOM) and is also a recent graduate of the FBI's National Executive Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in National and International Security.

He is involved with several Community Organizations focussed on youth and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

D/Commr. Brosseau was raised in Bonnyville, Alberta and is of Metis descent. He is married to Krista Brosseau. They are proud parents of their son, Nicholas.

Gilles Michaud

Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing

Gilles Michaud

Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud has been a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since 1986, when he was first posted to work in the Province of Quebec where he honed his Federal Policing experience from a small detachment in Mont Laurier to more specialized investigative units in St Jerome and Montreal. He eventually transferred to Ottawa where he continued his progression in the Federal Policing environment as a Commissioned Officer both within a Division and at National Headquarters.

During his 30 years of service with the Force, D/Commr. Michaud acquired a wealth of experience in the areas of organized crime, proceeds of crime and commercial crime investigations at the national and international levels. For a number of years, he was in charge of the RCMP's National Security Criminal Investigations Program which was entrusted with investigating counter-terrorism and espionage cases.

He recently served as the first Commanding Officer of the newly-established National Division, whose mandate is to oversee the conduct of sensitive investigations of threats to Canada's national interests, as well as, to provide protective policing services in the National Capital Region, including security for the Parliamentary Precinct, the Prime Minister of Canada and other Canadian Executives and foreign dignitaries.

In October 2016, Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud was appointed to lead the Force's Federal Policing business line, which is the core line of service carried by the RCMP across Canada and around the world.

D/Commr. Michaud is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute's 39th Session, the FBI National Academy's 213th Session, as well as of the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Program administered by the FBI National Academy. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in National and International Security and McGill University's Executive Development Program.

He is a recipient of the Governor General's medal for academic achievements, as well as, the Queen's Jubilee and RCMP Long Service medals. In January 2014, D/Commr. Michaud was also appointed Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He is originally from St Leonard, New Brunswick and is a loving father to his two adult children.

François Bidal

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services

François Bidal

Assistant Commissioner François Bidal was appointed as RCMP's Chief Information Officer in the summer of 2017 and has been Acting Deputy Commissioner of Specialized Policing Services since December 2017.

He joined the RCMP in 1986 and served in various capacities including general duty and investigative policing; drug enforcement and commercial crime; taught post-secondary level police science, instructed law and applied police sciences at the RCMP's Depot Division, and occupied the role of the Director of the Police Sciences School at the Canadian Police College. He was commissioned to the executive officer rank in 2002.

In 2006, he was appointed to the position of Director General - Canada Firearms Centre, where he led the transition of the structure and mandate of the CAFC from a standalone agency to a National Police Services program within the RCMP. He assumed the role of Director General of the newly-created Information Interoperability Directorate in 2008. During his tenure, he conducted an extensive evaluation of the policy functions around the information systems used within the RCMP and shared with policing partners. In 2010, he was appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of "A" Division, which remains a model of excellence in the delivery of federal policing services and specializes in sensitive and complex investigations, both nationally and internationally. In 2012, he was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Forensic Science and Identification Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the provision of quality investigative support services through a wide range of forensic programs to clients both in Canada and internationally.

Assistant Commissioner Bidal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Ottawa; has completed a Police Leadership/Management Development Certificate from Dalhousie University; and is a graduate of the Queen's University Public Executive Management Program. He is a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal as well as the RCMP Long Service Medal.

He lives with his family in Ottawa and is originally from Sudbury, Ontario.

Brenda Butterworth-Carr

Commanding Officer, "E" Division

Brenda Butterworth-Carr

Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr is from the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Han Nation, Yukon and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1987 as a Native Special Constable. She has served in the Yukon, National headquarters, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. She has held many key positions such as the Assistant District Commander in BC RCMP's North District, Officer in Charge of Prince George Detachment, and Director General of National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services, National Criminal Operations. At that time, in 2010, she was first woman to take this post and the first Aboriginal woman to be promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the RCMP. In 2013 she assumed command of the Saskatchewan RCMP, becoming the first Aboriginal woman to lead an RCMP Division. She returned to British Columbia in August of 2016, as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations Core Policing.

Her diverse career has provided her with a solid understanding of the provincial, municipal and First Nations service agreements and in working collaboratively with our contract partners; extensive experience in operations; management of critical incidents and crisis negotiation; crime prevention, community and Aboriginal policing; and executive leadership. She is passionate about operations, employee safety, and ensuring that employees have the proper training, equipment, and supervision to carry out their duties in a professional manner.

She holds a variety of active positions on many provincial, federal, and international committees and associations; such as, the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the chair of the National Women's Advisory Committee, and Canadian and International Association of Chiefs of Police. Throughout her career, she has received numerous honours and awards to mark her achievements, including the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for her proactive work throughout Canada.

Deputy Commissioner Butterworth-Carr is taking on this role supported by her family, who are her ultimate inspiration for dedicating and committing herself to continuously learn and grow as a leader.

Todd Shean

Commanding Officer, "K" Division

Todd Shean

Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean is a 31-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was appointed the 24th Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP in March of 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Moncton.

D/Commr. Shean began his RCMP career in British Columbia at Mission Municipal RCMP Detachment. Shortly after, he was posted to New Brunswick, where he gained extensive operational experience which led him to further pursue financial and organized crime policing aspirations.

His strength and experience in operations saw D/Commr. Shean promoted to the rank of Superintendent in 2005, and named the Officer in Charge of the Codiac Municipal RCMP Detachment. During this time, the detachment saw double digit reduction in much of its crime, and was subsequently named the safest large-sized community in Atlantic Canada. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and transferred to RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, to oversee national drug and organized crime operations.

Dedicated to professional, innovative policing, D/Commr. Shean returned to New Brunswick in 2009 as the division's Criminal Operations Officer. While serving as the Criminal Operations Officer, he worked closely with partners and communities to lead significant transformational change within the province, including a Policing Services Review that led to improvements in both efficiency and effectiveness.

In 2011, D/Commr. Shean returned to RCMP Headquarters as the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Financial Crime. Along with his domestic duties, he served on numerous international committees, fostering strong RCMP relationships among international law enforcement partners and stakeholders. His former positions on international committees include Chair of the G7 Law Enforcement Sub-Group and the Five Eyes Criminal Intelligence Advisory Group. He currently continues to represent the RCMP internationally as the Vice President of the Americas for the INTERPOL Executive Committee.

D/Commr. Shean has been formally recognized throughout his career, and his honours include an appointment to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, both of which highlight his commitment to Canadians and passion for serving with the Force.

D/Commr. Shean and his wife, Denise, have two adult children. He enjoys travel and touring the world on his motorcycle, and most recently his adventures have taken him through the New Zealand countryside.

Guylaine Dansereau

Professional Responsibility Officer

Guylaine Dansereau

Guylaine A. Dansereau was appointed as the Professional Responsibility Officer in May 2017. In this role, Ms. Dansereau provides national leadership in instituting and supporting the RCMP's vision for a comprehensive responsibility-based workplace regime that promotes professional, values–based decision–making and behaviour across all job categories.

Ms. Dansereau has worked for the RCMP for more than 20 years, most recently as Director General, Canadian Firearms Program. She has held several senior executives positions and has worked in Forensic Science and Identification Services, Technical Security Operations, Atlantic Region Management, Human Resources, Internal Affairs, National Grievance and Discipline Advisory Board as well the Director General of Executive/Officer Development and Resourcing.

Prior to joining the RCMP, Ms. Dansereau assumed several level of responsibilities in the field of Labour relations as part of the RCMP External Review Committee and the federal Labour Program within Employment and Social Development Canada.

Ms. Dansereau holds a Master Degree in Industrial Relations, a Bachelor Degree Counseling and is a Certified Executive Coach. She also maintains, since 2002, the professional designation Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).

Liliana Longo

Senior General Counsel, Legal Services

Liliana Longo

In June, 1996, Ms. Longo was appointed General Counsel in DFO, Legal Services, and made Senior General Counsel in January 1999. In her current position as Senior General Counsel, she manages the provision of legal services for the RCMP and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.

Born in Italy, Ms. Longo studied at Marianopolis College, McGill University (completed Masters courses in psycholinguistics) and the University of Montreal; she holds degrees in Applied Linguistics and Civil Law. She was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1980.

Ms. Longo has previous experience in private practice, experience working as special advisor to a Federal Minister and experience as a Crown prosecutor in the Montreal Regional Office of the Department of Justice, Canada.

She held the position of Director, Legislative Affairs, Customs Programs at Revenue Canada, and Senior Counsel, National Strategy for Drug Prosecutions.

Dennis Watters

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Dennis Watters

In April 2017, Dennis Watters was appointed as the RCMP's Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). In this role, Mr. Watters supports the Commissioner in the achievement of the RCMP's strategic and operational priorities by providing service excellence in the areas of financial administration, strategic investment, asset and real property management, procurement and contracting, and corporate management systems.

Mr. Watters joined the RCMP in 2011 as Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive (CAEE). In that role, he provided RCMP senior management with independent and objective advice and guidance to add value and improve the effectiveness of RCMP risk management strategies, management control frameworks, and governance processes. Mr. Watters was appointed Associate CFAO in July 2015, and transitioned into the role of Acting CFAO in March 2016.

Prior to joining the RCMP, Mr. Watters was the Director General of Audit at the Department of National Defence. Mr. Watters is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over 25 years of service in the Federal Public Service in Audit, Evaluation, and Finance at various departments, including the Office of the Comptroller General at the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Department of National Defence, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

Kevin Jones

Acting Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer

Kevin Jones

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Jones was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, he joined the RCMP in 1988 and started six months of language training in Montreal. Following graduation from Depot Division, he was transferred to Loon Lake Detachment in Saskatchewan where he worked General Duty. Kevin later transferred to "D" Division where he worked General Duty in Steinbach and Wabowden Detachments in both the south and the north of Manitoba.

In late 1999, Kevin was transferred to Chilliwack, British Columbia where he spent four years as a Forensic Identification Specialist. From 2004 to 2006, as the Detachment Commander in New Aiyansh, BC he focused on building a strong relationship between the Nisga'a Nation and the RCMP. In 2006, Kevin was transferred to "E" Division Headquarters where he was the NCO i/c of the "E" Division Strategic Planning Unit.

Kevin received his Commission to the rank of Inspector in 2007 and was transferred to RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa where he worked as a Planning and Performance Manager. A focal point of Kevin's experience in that role was providing advice to the Deputy Commissioner Federal Policing and his management team on the national Federal Policing strategies.

In June 2009, Kevin was selected as the OIC of National Aboriginal Policing Services where he was instrumental in facilitating the development and implementation of the of the Work Plan Regarding Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Persons, jointly developed by the Assembly of First Nations and the RCMP.

In 2012, Kevin was promoted to Superintendent and transferred to the North West Region as the Employee and Management Relations Officer and worked in that capacity until he was transferred into the role of the Assistant Criminal Operations Officer – Federal for "F" Division in March 2013. From August 2013 to May 2015, Kevin was the Criminal Operations Officer for "F" Division.

From September 2015 to May 2017 Kevin was named the Training Officer for "Depot Division" where he was responsible for the addition of Carbine and IARD training into the Cadet Training Program as well as overseeing the development of Version 9 of the training.

In June 2017 Kevin was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and held the position of Director General – Workforce Culture and Employee Engagement. Within this role Kevin oversaw Diversity and Inclusion as well as Gender Based Analysis plus and the RCMP Employment Equity committees. He was accountable for the implementation of change initiatives across the RCMP as outlined in the Merlo Davidson Settlement Agreement. Equally, he was selected as the RCMP's Champion in both the domain of Multiculturalism and Gender and Diversity.

In June 2018, he took on the role of Acting Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer.

Assistant Commissioner Jones and his wife Carla have a daughter, Kaitlyn, and a son, Brendan.

Al McCambridge

Corps Sergeant Major

Al McCambridge

Corps Sergeant Major Al McCambridge joined the RCMP in 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia. His first posting was in Manitoba, where he served at Stonewall Detachment and, in 1984, on the Pas Highway Patrol. In 1987, he was transferred to the Northwest Territories, where he served for over 28 years.

C/S/M McCambridge has been a crisis negotiator since 1991, and a member of the RCMP International Negotiator Group since 2003. Some of his major cases include serving as the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in charge of the Grollier Hall Residential School Task Force, the Northwest Territories' General Investigation Section, the Giant Mine Homicide Task Force and Inuvik Detachment's General Investigation Section.

In 2006, C/S/M McCambridge travelled to Afghanistan to serve on the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. There, he performed the duties directly related to Canadian police operations, patrols, and training of the Afghan National Police. After returning from Afghanistan, he served as the NCO in charge of Operations Support Service and Contract Policing Criminal Operations, NCO in charge of IMIT, the Operations NCO at Yellowknife Detachment and the Staff Sergeant Major of the Northwest Territories. He was appointed to the rank of Corps Sergeant Major in 2016.

As the Corps Sergeant Major, McCambridge is a member of the Commissioner's office and is responsible for dress, deportment, ceremonial protocols, and traditions of the Force. He is also responsible for maintaining a high standard of leadership and accountability amongst the non-commissioned ranks.

C/S/M McCambridge was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Victoria, British Columbia from age six until he joined the RCMP. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University and a Master's Degree in Terrorism Safety and Security from Charles Sturt University.

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