Manitoba’s Top Cop Retiring After 34 Years with RCMP

Manitoba’s Top Cop Retiring After 34 Years with RCMP

Scott Kolody
Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP, will retire from the force on January 28, 2019. (RCMP HANDOUT)

The commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP is calling it a career at the end of the month.

Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody has been with the Mounties for 34 years and in his current role for the past two and a half years.

“Leading the Manitoba RCMP and serving Manitobans has been the most rewarding aspect of my policing career,” Kolody said in a release.

“The work being done by our officers on the front lines, as well as that of our support personnel, is truly exceptional. I have no doubt that the Manitoba RCMP has some of the very best and dedicated employees of any police force.”

Kolody held the position of officer in charge of criminal operations for the Manitoba RCMP from January 2012 until June 2016. He previously held the positions of East District commander, officer in charge of community, contract and Aboriginal policing, and officer in charge of the integrated proceeds of crime section, all for the Manitoba RCMP. Prior to serving in Manitoba, Kolody worked at national headquarters in Ottawa, and in Alberta.

“On a daily basis, nearly 1,500 RCMP employees across the province work diligently to ensure safer communities for all Manitobans. It has been an exceptional honour to work alongside them and a privilege to see their incredible commitment to the safety and security of this province.”

Kolody’s last day with the force will be January 28. The new commanding officer will be named at a later date.

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