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Commanding Officer of Alberta RCMP

Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean

D/Commr. Todd SheanDeputy Commissioner Todd Shean is a 31-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was appointed the 24th Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP in March of 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Moncton.

Deputy Commissioner Shean began his RCMP career in British Columbia at Mission Municipal RCMP Detachment. Shortly after, he was posted to New Brunswick, where he gained extensive operational experience which led him to further pursue financial and organized crime policing aspirations.

His strength and experience in operations saw Deputy Commissioner Shean promoted to the rank of Superintendent in 2005, and named the Officer in Charge of the Codiac Municipal RCMP Detachment. During this time, the detachment saw double digit reduction in much of its crime, and was subsequently named the safest large-sized community in Atlantic Canada. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and transferred to RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, to oversee national drug and organized crime operations.

Dedicated to professional, innovative policing, Deputy Commissioner Shean returned to New Brunswick in 2009 as the division's Criminal Operations Officer. While serving as the Criminal Operations Officer, he worked closely with partners and communities to lead significant transformational change within the province, including a Policing Services Review that led to improvements in both efficiency and effectiveness.

In 2011, Deputy Commissioner Shean returned to RCMP Headquarters as the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Financial Crime. Along with his domestic duties, Deputy Commissioner Shean served on numerous international committees, fostering strong RCMP relationships among international law enforcement partners and stakeholders. His former positions on international committees include Chair of the G7 Law Enforcement Sub-Group and Chair of the Five Eyes Criminal Intelligence Advisory Group. He currently continues to represent the RCMP internationally as the Vice President of the Americas for the INTERPOL Executive Committee.

Deputy Commissioner Shean has been formally recognized throughout his career, and his honours include an appointment to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, both of which highlight his commitment to Canadians and passion for serving with the Force.

Deputy Commissioner Shean and his wife, Denise, have two adult children. He enjoys travel and touring the world on his motorcycle, and most recently his adventures have taken him through the New Zealand countryside.