|10th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police|
|Preceded by||Stuart Wood|
|Succeeded by||Charles Rivett-Carnac|
Nicolson served with the RCMP from 1923 to 1927 (and again from 1932 to 1941), New Brunswick Provincial Police 1928-1930, Nova Scotia Provincial Police 1930-1932, then with the Canadian Army from 1941 to 1951.
He also served as deputy Chief Scout of Scouts Canada. In 1971, Nicholson was awarded the 71st Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.
He is the highest-decorated RCMP officer in Canadian history and his medals are currently located at the RCMP headquarters in Regina. In 1955 he received an honorary LL.D. from the University of New Brunswick. In 1967 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). He was a knight Grand Cross of the Canadian priory of the Venerable Order of Saint John.
|Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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