The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Yukon is pleased to announce the selection of a new Commander for Mayo Detachment.
Following a selection process that included input from local partners, Corporal Robert Drapeau was chosen as the Detachment Commander for Mayo RCMP.
Corporal Drapeau grew up in Mayo and is a member of the Selkirk First Nation. He joined the RCMP in 2006 and spent the first part of his career in Alberta throughout various Detachments in the capacity of General Duty and Aboriginal Policing. In 2010, Cpl. Drapeau provided security detail for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. He returned to the Yukon in 2014 serving in Faro and his current posting in Mayo.
"We are pleased that Robert has this unique opportunity to return to his hometown and are confident that he will continue to lead the Detachment in working together with the community of Mayo and Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation," says Acting District Policing Officer Brad Kaeding.
Having grown up in Mayo, Cpl. Drapeau knows many of the residents on a personal level and has a deep understanding of what the RCMP and community can do to work through challenges and strengthen relationships. "I am honoured to be returning to Mayo, and to be giving back to my community and my First Nation. Throughout my career, I have led with a pro-active policing approach and look forward to working with our community leaders with the common goal of community safety,"
Cpl. Drapeau leads by example in encouraging his Detachment members to become active in the community. He volunteers with minor hockey, Little Rockers youth curling and will soon be implementing the 'Top Cop' reading program in the school.
Cpl. Drapeau replaces Cpl. Karen Olito who retired in 2017.