The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will step down at the end of June.
Bob Paulson announced it was time for him to focus on his family after spending 32 years with the police force, including the past five years as a commissioner.
In a message to his agents, Mr. Paulson said it was a deep honor and a privilege for him to have worked with them.
The outgoing Commissioner indicated that the RCMP had to deal with a number of issues, including allegations of harassment and concerns about employees’ mental health.
He also highlighted the importance of training and security measures related to the murder of three RCMP officers in Moncton in 2014.
Mr. Paulson says he will have a busy spring before passing the relay to his successor.