Province Hires Chief Marshal

The new provincial police service being created by the Sask Party Government now has a leader.

Robert Cameron will take up the position as of January 1st.

Cameron graduated from Confederation College, Thunder Bay, in 1987 with a diploma in Law and Security Administration. He began his law enforcement career shortly afterwards when he joined Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources as a peace officer.

He went on to join the RCMP in 1989. Prior to retiring from Saskatchewan’s “F” Division in 2018, Cameron’s most recent roles with the RCMP, at the rank of Superintendent, included tenures as Federal Policing Officer and as Critical Incident Command Coordinator. 

Shortly after retiring from the RCMP in 2018, he joined the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety as Executive Director of Policing. In 2019, he became Assistant Deputy Minister of Policing and Community Safety Services in the ministry, where he oversaw the launch and operation of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Protective Services Branch. 

As Chief Marshal, Cameron will be responsible for developing the Service in the lead-up to it becoming operational in 2026. Once the Service is launched, he will oversee approximately 70 officers, as well as additional support staff, who will provide law enforcement across Saskatchewan, conduct proactive investigations and support RCMP and municipal police operations. 

“We reviewed qualified applicants from across Canada for this position, and I want to thank all of them for taking part in the hiring process,” Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman said. “We are confident, based on the breadth of his experience and his in-depth understanding of provincial and municipal policing, that Mr. Cameron is the best candidate to lead the Saskatchewan Marshals Service forward.”

The main focus is rural and remote areas of Saskatchewan, including assisting the RCMP and First Nations Police services around Saskatchewan.

The provincial police force is expected to be active by 2026.

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