Canada’s top Mountie, Bob Paulson, has announced to retire as RCMP Commissioner on June 30 in an internal email sent to all his employees on Monday morning. In his email, the RCMP commissioner acknowledged that the force has a lot to address including “historical yet persistent harassment claims,” mental health issues among officers, diversity on the force and labour code charges related to the shooting of five Mounties in Moncton.
Mr. Paulson has 32-year career in law enforcement including five years as the RCMP commissioner. He announced his plan to step down on June 30 in an internal email sent to the force’s more than 29,000 employees on Monday morning, but an official public statement has yet to come. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, mentioned in a tweet on Monday morning saying “thank you @CommrPaulson for your decades of service and your dedication to protecting the safety of Canadians.”