New Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP

July 28, 2022
Winnipeg, Manitoba

News release


Photo of Commanding Officer Rob Hill
Photo of Rob Hill receiving his RCMP badge in 1997

On July 27, 2022, Assistant Commissioner Rob Hill was named as the new Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP. As the Commanding Officer, he is responsible for more than 1000 regular members and approximately 500 civilian members and public service employees serving in 80 detachments across the province as well as at the Manitoba RCMP headquarters in Winnipeg.

A/Commr. Hill grew up in a Royal Canadian Air Force family and lived across Canada, including in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Manitoba. It was from Manitoba that he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, where he served as a medic. In 1997, A/Commr. Hill returned to Manitoba as a constable in the RCMP, posted to Morris.

In his career, A/Commr. Hill became very involved in the Critical Incident Program, first as a Tactical Medic with the Emergency Response Team in Manitoba, then later as part of the National Critical Incident Program in Ottawa, where he developed and oversaw the implementation of the RCMP's Tactical Casualty Management Program. When he was posted to Nunavut in 2013, he continued his involvement in the program and was a Critical Incident Commander.

Prior to being named as the Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP, A/Commr. Hill served as the Criminal Operations Officer in Manitoba and was responsible for the day-to-day core policing activities of the RCMP in this province. He also served as the Assistant District Officer and a Detachment Commander in Alberta, the Administration and Personnel Officer in Iqaluit, an investigator and supervisor with the Winnipeg Drug Section, and a general duty police officer in Island Lake, Manitoba.

"The Manitoba government congratulates Assistant Commissioner Hill on being selected for this critical role," said Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba Justice Minister and Attorney General. "His previous experience in Manitoba and throughout Canada will serve Mr. Hill well as he offers leadership to the RCMP, confidence to Manitobans and skill to the many challenges that come with policing. We are grateful for his continued service and the dedication of all those serving in the RCMP in Manitoba and Canada."

A/Commr. Hill holds a Master's Degree in International Police Leadership from Charles Sturt University and is a graduate of the Executive Development in Policing Program from the Canadian Police College.

He is married with a teenage son, and lives for football season when he can cheer on his Blue Bombers.

A/Commr. Hill will have a media availability on August 2, 2022, between 3-4 pm at Manitoba RCMP Headquarters. Please contact the Media Relations Office to schedule a time for an interview.


Contact information

RCMP Media Relations
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