Deputy Commissioner Bryan Larkin is responsible for the RCMP’s Specialized Policing Services, a broad range of critical services that include the Canadian Firearms Program, the Canadian Police College, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, the Information Management / Information Technology Program, Forensic Science and Identification Services, Departmental Security, and Technical Operations. His responsibilities also include stewardship for National Police Services, a suite of scientific, technological and police educational programs that support the broader Canadian law enforcement community.
Bryan joined the RCMP from the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) where he served as Chief since 2014.
Bryan’s extensive police leadership experience includes serving as Chief of the Guelph Police Service, as Director at the International Association of Chiefs of Police and, most recently, as President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. In his previous roles, he’s accessed and relied on SPS services and gathered feedback from police agencies across Canada.
Bryan began his policing career in 1991 as a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, working as a front-line Constable assigned to Division #1 in Kitchener. Over the course of his career, he’s held a number of progressively responsible positions including: Community and Media Relations; Special Assignments; Traffic Services; Human Resources, Recruiting; Media Officer; Executive Officer to the Chief of Police; and Superintendent of Central Division.