On September 6, members of the media are invited to attend the RCMP's official Commissioner's Change of Command ceremony at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. The ceremony will mark the symbolic handover of authority from outgoing Commissioner Bob Paulson to incoming Commissioner Brenda Lucki.
Access to the ceremony will be restricted. Media representatives must register in advance by contacting RCMP Media Relations at 613-843-5999 by September 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Following the ceremony, the Commissioner will hold a media availability.
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST (5:00 p.m. EDT)
Location: RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division, Regina, Saskatchewan
Media arrival: Members of the media are asked to arrive at the RCMP Academy at 2:20 p.m. CST. Please park at the RCMP Heritage Centre (5907 Dewdney Avenue) and proceed on foot south on Bonner Drive to the Fort Dufferin Guard Room to receive a visitor's pass and meet with your escort. All visitors are required to leave a piece of government-issued identification in order to receive a visitor's pass. Visitors must be accompanied at all times while at the RCMP Academy.
Media registration deadline: By September 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EDT
The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live.
A Facebook account is not required.