The Senior Executive Committee (SEC) is the senior decision making forum established by the Commissioner for the development and approval of strategic, force-wide policies, pursuant to and consistent with the Commissioner's authority under section 5 of the RCMP Act.
The role of SEC is to develop, promote and communicate strategic priorities, strategic objectives, management strategies and performance management for the purpose of direction and accountability.
Commissioner Bob Paulson joined the RCMP in 1986 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Prior to joining the RCMP, Commissioner Paulson served for almost seven years in the Canadian Armed Forces.
From 1986 to 2005, Commissioner Paulson policed in various locations in British Columbia at the municipal, provincial and federal policing levels. This included work related to unsolved homicides, aboriginal and community policing, and investigating organized crime. In 2005, Commissioner Paulson transferred to National Headquarters in Ottawa, where he served in Major and Organized Crime Intelligence Branch and National Security Criminal Operations. In November 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, National Security Criminal Investigations and then Assistant Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services. In November 2010, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing.
Commissioner Paulson became the 23rd Commissioner of the RCMP on November 21, 2011.
In November of 2012, Commissioner Paulson was elected to the Executive Committee of Interpol as the Delegate for the Americas.
He has two sons and two daughters. Commissioner Paulson and his wife Ms. Erin O'Gorman reside in Ottawa.
Deputy Commissioner Janice Armstrong has 27 years of service with the RCMP. Her first 16 years of service saw her working a multitude of different assignments in the rural and urban settings of the Lower Mainland District in British Columbia at both Hope and Surrey Detachments. During that time period, she worked in General Duty, Property Crime, Serious Crime and Media/Communications.
In 2003, D/Commr Armstrong received her Commission to the rank of Inspector, taking on the role of Assistant Operations Officer for the Lower Mainland District, soon after she moved to another role as the Officer-in-Charge of Ridge-Meadows Detachment .In 2006, she was promoted to the rank of Superintendent as the Officer-in-Charge of Langley Detachment.
In 2009, she was promoted to the rank of A/Commr. as the Operations Officer and Assistant District Commander for the Lower Mainland District (LMD) where she provided operational support to 22 LMD Detachments and oversight to the LMD's five integrated teams (Homicide, Emergency Response Team, Forensics, Police Dog Service, and Traffic Analyst and Reconstruction Program). In addition, she had oversight of LMD Traffic Services, the Regional Duty Officer Program and Professional Standards.
In October of 2012, she moved to "E" Division Headquarters as the Deputy Criminal Operations Officer where she was responsible for the division's Emergency Response Team Program, Police Dog Service Program, Explosive Disposal Unit Program, Traffic Services, Crime Prevention Services, Aboriginal Policing Services, Marine Services, and Criminal Operations Secretariat.
In April of 2013, D/Commr Armstrong moved from BC to her new role as Assistant Commissioner for Contract and Aboriginal Policing (CAP), providing program and policy support for the RCMP's Contract Policing in Canada. She was appointed to the rank of Deputy Commissioner for CAP on November 13, 2013.
She has been awarded the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and in June of 2013, she received the Member's Order of Merit.
Originally from the Eastern Townships in Québec, Mike Cabana joined the RCMP in 1981 and was posted to Hillsborough, New Brunswick shortly upon graduation from Depot.
Mike has extensive investigative and managerial experience in a multitude of policing areas including specialized investigations relating to drug enforcement, homicide, fraud, international Proceeds of Crime/ money laundering and National Security investigations.
In January 2012, Mike was promoted to his current position as Deputy Commissioner of Federal Policing. In this capacity Deputy Commissioner Cabana is responsible for National Security Criminal Investigations (NSCI), Federal & International Operations (FIO) and Protective Policing programs,
The NSCI & FIO programs are mandated to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and their institutions, both domestically and globally, through prevention, detection, investigation, and other law enforcement measures taken against terrorists, organized criminals and other criminal activity. The Protective Policing program is mandated to deliver effective, innovative and professional protective operations that ensure the safety of our protectees and the security of Canadian interests.
Deputy Commissioner Cabana also has direct, national responsibility for leading efforts to address three of the RCMP's current strategic priorities: serious and organized crime, national security and economic integrity.
To meet this federal mandate, Deputy Commissioner Cabana is allocated a yearly budget of approximately of $695.6M and has a total workforce of approximately 5,318 employees serving throughout Canada and abroad.
In addition to his duties as Deputy Commissioner, Mike is the senior Canadian law enforcement representative on the G8 Roma/ Lyon Law Enforcement Project Sub Group, co-chair of both the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime (CIROC) and the Canadian Association of Chief of Police Organized Crime Committee (CACP-OCC) and also an active member of the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP).
Mike and his spouse of 30 years are the proud parents of four children including an eldest son who just recently followed in his father's footsteps by joining the RCMP.
Deputy Commissioner Peter Henschel is responsible for Specialized Policing Services (SPS), a broad range of critical services that include the Canadian Firearms Program, the Canadian Police College, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, the Chief Information Officer Sector, Forensic Science and Identification Services, and Technical Operations. His responsibilities include stewardship for National Police Services, a suite of scientific, technological and police educational programs that support the broader Canadian law enforcement community.
He joined the RCMP in 1981 and spent the first seven years of his career in general-duty and investigative policing in British Columbia. He then moved to Technical Operations at RCMP National Headquarters (HQ) in Ottawa in 1988, where he provided electronic, covert, and technical support to major investigations across Canada.
In 1997, he was commissioned and appointed Security Officer for Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. He later transferred to the Commercial Crime Section in the RCMP's National Capital Region (NCR) division, where he also led the Tactical Troops and Emergency Medical Response Teams at major events.
He returned to National HQ in 2002, completing a series of assignments including: Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Critical Incident Program; Director General, Major Events and Protective Services; and OIC, Protective Operations Branch, where he oversaw the security for the Prime Minister, Governor General and other dignitaries.
Peter Henschel was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Forensic Science and Identification Services, in September 2008. In this role, he led a wide range of forensic programs that provide specialized investigative support services to Canadian and international clients.
In May 2012, he was promoted to his current rank and position of Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (SPS).
Born and raised in Alberta, Deputy Commissioner Henschel completed an Honours Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is a fitness enthusiast with an avid interest in cycling and cross-country skiing.
Deputy Commissioner (D/Commr.) Daniel Dubeau is originally from Bonnyville, Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1984. After graduating from Depot in 1985, he was posted to "A" Division (Ottawa) as a member of the Executive/Diplomatic Protective Section in Protective Policing.
He was transferred to "F" Division (Saskatchewan) in 1986 where he performed municipal policing duties and highway patrol functions. He was then transferred to "O" Division (Ontario) in 1989 and for the next 10 years advanced through the NCO ranks performing federal policing duties in various locations throughout the province including functions such as drug enforcement, customs and excise to commanding a federal detachment in northern Ontario. In 1996, he accepted a transfer to the Human Resources program in Divisional Headquarters.
In 1999, D/Commr. Dubeau was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in the Human Resources program for the Atlantic Region. For the next four years, he managed the Staffing, Labour Relations, Classification and Learning and Development programs for the region from his office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Subsequently, he accepted a transfer to National Headquarters (Ottawa) where he worked in Executive/Officer Development and Resourcing.
In 2005, D/Commr. Dubeau was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent as the Director General, Employee and Management Relations. Shortly thereafter, he was seconded to the position of Executive Director, Human Resources Division, providing human resources services to the Department of Finance and Treasury Board Secretariat. He returned to the RCMP in 2008 and continued working in Human Resources in various leadership roles. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner as Director General, Workforce Programs and Services. In June 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner.
D/Commr. Dubeau has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Human Resources, all of which has prepared him for his current duty as Chief Human Resources Officer. In addition to his policing achievements, he holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Athabasca University, as well as numerous certificates in fields such as Human Resources Management, Adult Education, Organizational Development, Project Management and Values and Ethics.
In 2001, D/Commr. Dubeau was granted the Certified Human Resources Professional designation from the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. He is also the recipient of the RCMP Long Service Medal, awarded in 2004.
In August 1980, at 19 years of age, Deputy Commissioner Alain Duplantie joined the RCMP. Following his training at Depot, he was posted to "E" Division where he was assigned to general duties and general investigations at Burnaby, Surrey detachments. After several years of assignments investigating serious crimes, internal affairs and homicides, including 10 years of service on emergency response teams as an assaulter and sharpshooter, D/Commr Duplantie switched gears in 2004 to pursue a career in financial administration and accounting within the Force.
In 2005, D/Commr Duplantie was commissioned to the rank of Inspector, OIC Financial Control and Policy at National Headquarters. One year later, he returned to British Columbia where he was assigned to the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit as the Director of Corporate Services and Finance. In 2008, at the request of the Deputy Minister responsible for coordination of the Olympics and G8 security, while still responsible for the Olympic finance portfolio, he also took on the duties of Director of Finance for the G8/G20 Summits, a combination of Prime Minister-led summits that would take place in Huntsville and Toronto, Ontario. These two major events, both of which took place within the first six months of 2010, were the largest security deployments in the RCMP's history.
Following these assignments, in the summer of 2010, D/Commr Duplantie was transferred to Fredericton, New Brunswick, as the OIC Corporate Planning and Client Services for the Atlantic Region. One year later, he was appointed to the position of Corporate Management Officer for the Atlantic Region.
In June 2012, D/Commr Duplantie was appointed as the RCMP's Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In his role as objective strategic advisor for business solutions, he supports the Commissioner in the achievement of departmental strategic and operational priorities by providing service excellence in the areas of financial administration, strategic investment, asset and real property management, procurement and contracting, and corporate management systems.
D/Commr Duplantie holds a Management Systems Certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (1989), a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (2000) and a Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University (2011). In 2007, he was granted the professional designation of Certified General Accountant, and is a member of the Certified General Accountants associations of British Columbia, Ontario and Canada.
Rennie Marcoux was appointed as the Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer in December 2012. Ms. Marcoux is responsible for developing the Force’s strategic policy and planning capacity. As such, she oversees all Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate (SPPD) programs and services including Executive Services and Ministerial Liaison; Organizational Priorities and Strategy Management and Strategic Policy. Ms. Marcoux is also responsible for the RCMP’s obligations under the Access to Information and Privacy Acts.
In May 2014, the Public Affairs Directorate was added to Ms. Marcoux’s Portfolio. Public Affairs consist of National Communication Services, Musical Ride and Strategic Partnerships and Heritage.
Prior to her arrival at the RCMP, Ms. Marcoux held the position of Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, in the Privy Council Office. In this capacity, she was responsible for advising and supporting the National Security Advisor, and through him, the Prime Minister on security and intelligence and emergency management issues. Ms. Marcoux also supported the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, as well as the Cabinet Committee on National Security.
Prior to that, she was Assistant Director (Secretariat) in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), responsible for supporting the Director in his overall responsibilities for control and accountability of the Service. This included the Service’s relationship with its review bodies, the Inspector General of CSIS and the Security Intelligence Review Committee.
Ms. Marcoux also has prior experience as a Privy Council Officer, having spent time in the Security and Intelligence and Machinery of Government Secretariats, and as Assistant Clerk, Orders in Council. She began her career in government as a linguist/analyst with the Communications Security Establishment Canada.
Ms. Marcoux has completed undergraduate and graduate studies in political science and international relations at the Université de Montréal, Carleton University, and the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität in Bonn, Germany.
A/Commr. Marion Lamothe was appointed as the Executive Director of Public Affairs on May 7, 2014. He is currently responsible for National Communication Services, Strategic Partnerships and Heritage Branch and the Musical Ride; areas which oversee the RCMP’s corporate image, media relations and corporate communications.
Throughout his career, A/Commr. Lamothe has gained extensive operational experience, having served in remote areas of Canada’s North, various operational postings, and most recently as Canada’s Contingent Commander in Afghanistan. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the workings of the Senior Executive Committee through his previous support to the deputy commissioners, as well as an understanding of Government in Ottawa through his leadership in various operational and administrative projects, all of which has prepared him for his current role.
Originally from Quebec, A/Commr. Lamothe joined the RCMP in 1981 and was posted to Powerview, Manitoba following his graduation from Depot. Prior to joining the RCMP, A/Commr. Lamothe served over three years with the Sureté du Québec. Among his general policing duties, A/Commr. Lamothe has served as a member of the Musical Ride; investigator and supervisor for drug sections; instructor/facilitator at Depot Division; and as NCO i/c of the Major Crime Unit for the Northwest Territories.
In 2006, A/Commr. Lamothe received his Commission to the rank of Inspector, taking on the role of Executive Officer for the Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Integration. He later served as the Officer in Charge of the Critical Incident Program and of the Air Services Branch.
A/Commr. Lamothe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and is a recipient of the Operational Service Medal, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and a CO’s Commendation for Bravery. He is the proud father of three children, including a son who recently followed in his footsteps by joining the RCMP. A/Commr. Lamothe and his wife Alison reside in Ottawa.
Dennis Watters joined the RCMP in 2011. In his role as Chief Audit Executive (CAE), Mr. Watters provides RCMP senior management with independent and objective advice and guidance, as well as advisory and assurance services designed to add value and improve the effectiveness of RCMP risk management strategies, management control frameworks, and governance processes. Prior to joining the RCMP, Mr. Watters was the Director General of Audit at the Department of National Defence. Mr. Watters is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over 20 years of service in the federal Public Service in Audit and Finance at various departments, including the Office of the Comptroller General at the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canadian International Development Agency.
In June, 1996, Ms. Longo was appointed General Counsel in DFO, Legal Services, and made Senior General Counsel in January 1999. In her current position as Senior General Counsel, she manages the provision of legal services for the RCMP and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
A/Commr. Craig S. MacMillan was born and raised in Southern Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1986 in Ontario. He has served in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia in operational policing positions including general duty, Major Crime, Informatics, Hate Crime Team. He also worked briefly with the Medicine Hat City Police and as a Park Ranger prior to joining the Force.
In 1990, A/Commr. MacMillan took an extended unpaid leave during which he completed a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree at Dalhousie Law School, became a member of the British Columbia Bar, and completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Law from the University of British Columbia. During this period A/Commr. MacMillan worked in a variety of positions including with the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Nova Scotia Police Commission Investigative Branch, and Criminal Justice and Legal Services Branches of the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia, as well as a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver, B.C., where he specialized in professional discipline law, including defending and prosecuting allegations of police misconduct.
A/Commr. MacMillan returned to the RCMP in 1997 in the Pacific Region where he successively worked as Legal Counsel in the Operations Policy Unit, Special Advisor in Commercial Crime, and Grievance Adjudicator. In 2007, he transferred to Ottawa as Director and Senior Counsel of the Member Representative Directorate. More recently, A/Commr. MacMillan was Senior Advisor to the Labour Relations Initiative responsible for developing and providing advice and direction relative to discipline, grievances, and other processes that have been proposed in the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act. In 2012, A/Commr. MacMillan was appointed as the Director General of Adjudicative Services Branch. After acting in the role for eight months, A/Commr. MacMillan has been appointed as the Professional Integrity Officer.
A/Commr. MacMillan is also an author and educator on ethics and policing. He currently is an instructor in the Ethics for Police Leaders course for the Police Leadership Program at Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, and has been part-time faculty at Kwantlan University College, University of British Columbia Continuing Education, and University College of the Fraser Valley. He is a co-author of Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement (3rd ed.) (Emond Montgomery, 2008), and has authored a number of professional and academic articles on ethics, constitutional law, police independence, hate crime, violence in relationships, and compelled statements from police officers.
In addition to his Ph. D. in Law and LL.B., A/Commr. MacMillan holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Judicial Administration from Brock University, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Legal Studies from the University of Lethbridge and a Diploma in Law Enforcement from Lethbridge Community College.
A/Commr. MacMillan resides in Ottawa with his wife and two children.