Commanding Officer

Assistant Commissioner Peter Clark, Commanding Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador

Assistant Commissioner Peter ClarkAssistant Commissioner Peter Clark joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1982 from Vancouver, British Columbia and began his RCMP career with postings in Depot, Grande Cache and Breton, Alberta.

In 1990, he and his family moved north to the communities of Rae-Edzo, Yellowknife and later Iqaluit, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut). In 1996, he returned to Alberta, serving at Wetaskiwin and Stettler.

In 2002, A/Commr. Clark volunteered to support the Integrated Security Operation as the RCMP Logistics Manager for Integrated Security Unit at the 2002 Kananaskis G8 Summit.

Following the G8 Summit, he was commissioned to Inspector and served four years as Officer In Charge of Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan Detachment and three years as District Commander, Southern Alberta. In the fall of 2009, he returned to the north and was appointed the OIC, Criminal Operations, Yukon Territory.

In June 2010, A/Commr. Clark was promoted to Chief Superintendent and became the Commanding Officer in Yukon Territory. While serving as Commanding Officer, he co-authored Sharing Common Ground; a Review of Yukon's Police Force and assumed overall responsibility to implement those recommendations pertaining to the delivery of police services across the territory.

In 2016, A/Commr. Clark became the 18th Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Personal background

Born in Oliver, British Columbia, A/Commr. Clark holds a Diploma in Criminology from Douglas College and a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He is committed to life-long learning and has continued his education in police administration and management through Dalhousie University and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

A/Commr. Clark was granted the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Governor General Johnston in 2015. He has been an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 30 years. He is married and has two adult sons. He and his wife are looking forward to exploring their new home province.

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