Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan, Commanding Officer, Nova Scotia
Assistant Commissioner Brian F. Brennan was born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in April, 1986.
After training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, A/Commr. Brennan was posted to Saskatchewan and served in the communities of Nipawin, Carrot River, and Sandy Bay. While in Saskatchewan, A/Commr. Brennan had the opportunity to work in municipal policing and aboriginal communities, performing general uniform duties in rural areas and northern isolated detachments.
A/Commr. Brennan worked in the Federal Policing Program in the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Unit and received his first promotion to Corporal. Following six years experience in drug enforcement, A/Commr. Brennan was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in 2002, as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commissioner of Operations at National Headquarters in Ottawa. Two years later he assumed the position of the Officer in Charge of Drug Operations for Federal and International Operations and later, as the acting Director of Drug Branch.
In 2006, A/Commr. Brennan transferred to Nova Scotia as the Federal Policing Officer. He went onto to serve as Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations where he oversaw all contract and federal law enforcement operations for the province. In February, 2014, A/Commr. Brennan assumed the role of Commanding Officer for "H" Division, Nova Scotia.
A/Commr. Brennan earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Prince Edward Island and completed a Police Leadership Study Program from Dalhousie University. He received the RCMP Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal.
Assistant Commissioner Brennan and his wife Cariann have two children, daughter Brianne and son Nicholas. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family and has a keen interest in the history of the Force and collecting and preserving its historical memorabilia.
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