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Interim commissioner Duheme to head RCMP permanently

April 29, 2024  By The Canadian Press

Apr. 29, 2024, Ottawa, Ont. – Mike Duheme is the new head of the RCMP, after filling in the role on an interim basis for the past year.

Duheme was named interim commissioner in March 2023 following the retirement of Brenda Lucki.

The Prime Minister’s Office says in a press release Duheme’s permanent appointment will bring stability to the national police force.

The PMO says Duheme has been working to advance the RCMP’s modernization goals.


“I congratulate Mike Duheme on his appointment as Commissioner of the RCMP. His dedication to law enforcement and commitment to public safety make him an invaluable asset to the organization and to our country. I am confident that his continued leadership will bring about positive change and help uphold the highest standards of professionalism within the RCMP,” said the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

According to his bio, Duheme worked as an RCMP officer for 35 years and was named the first director of the Parliamentary Protective Service in 2015.

Before being named as Lucki’s replacement, he served as the RCMP’s deputy commissioner of federal policing.

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