Bob Paulson

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Bob Paulson
COM
23rd Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 21, 2011
Preceded by William J. S. Elliott
Personal details
Born 1958
Lachute, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Children 3
Residence Ottawa, Ontario
Alma mater Simon Fraser University
Occupation Police, Member of Canadian Forces[1]

Bob Paulson COM is the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He previously served as the Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing from November 2010 to 2011. He replaced the first civilian Commissioner William J. S. Elliott who is currently working with INTERPOL.

Paulson was born in Lachute, Quebec and joined the Canadian Forces after high school [2] and later became a jet pilot.[3] Leaving the Forces in 1984, he entered Simon Fraser University in 1984 and later as an RCMP cadet.[4]

Paulson's first posting was to Chilliwack Detachment. He spent the next 19 years in various RCMP postings in British Columbia before being transferred to National Headquarters in Ottawa.[5]

Commissioner Paulson has steered clear of commenting on proposed changes to the way police deal with marijuana offences. He was quoted as saying "I'm a simple country cop you know. I'm in the business of policing and others are in the business of policy and law. [6]

Awards[edit]

Order of Merit of the Police Forces (Canada) ribbon (COM).jpg Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (COM)
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
RCMP Long Service Medal ribbon.svg Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal

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Police appointments
Preceded by
William J. S. Elliott
Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent