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RCMP sergeant follows in his father’s footsteps

September 27, 2023  By Rachel Collier, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Sep. 27, 2023, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – RCMP Staff Sergeant Michael Robinson is following his father, Lew Robinson’s footsteps filling the role of Staff Sergeant and District Commander of Kings District RCMP.

“Dad guided me to who I want to be and here I am in a role he once held, so it’s pretty special,” said S/Sgt Robinson who grew up in Winsloe. He is happy to be back on PEI to support his family located in various regions of the Island including in Kings County.

Lew Robinson served in Montague in the early 1970s and then later as S/Sergeant at the same detachment in the ‘90s in his 45-year career.

S/Sgt Mike Robinson has spent the majority of his 25-year police career in British Columbia where over 30 per cent of RCMP officers are posted, he said. He has worked in some remote detachments in areas such as Tsay Keh Dene First Nation, home to just over 500 people and more populated regions like Prince George, home to over 76,000.


After serving as interim district commander of Terrace, BC in his most recent position, he oversaw seven detachments in the north Pacific Coast region.

“When I was first asked why I wanted to join the RCMP, my answer was to serve the public and that’s still the answer,” S/Sgt Robinson said. “Every day we do something good here.”

There is notoriously less crime in PEI than in some of the other regions he has served, but “the phones are ringing every day,” he said.

He considers each call as an opportunity to help a member of the community.

S/Sgt Robinson sees PEI as the ideal location to spend the remaining 10 to 15 years of his career and has no plans of leaving anytime soon.

He replaces Sergeant Shaun Coady as district commander who was acting in the role following Sergeant Leanne Butler’s retirement in June of 2022. RCMP sergeant follows in his father’s footsteps.

– The Eastern Graphic

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