William Elliott

William Elliott

Chief of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Country: Canada

  1. Biography of William Elliott
  2. Elliott is married and has two children.

Biography of William Elliott

William Elliott is a 50-year-old experienced administrator who recently became the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), breaking tradition by appointing a non-professional police officer to the position. He holds a law degree and practiced private law from 1981 to 1988 before transitioning into public service.

From 1988 to 1992, Elliott held prominent positions in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He then served in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, eventually becoming the Senior General Counsel. Following this, he spent two years as the Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Between 2000 and 2003, Elliott worked as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Security in the Ministry of Transport. He then served as the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Security and Intelligence in the Privy Council Office until 2005. In 2005, he became the Prime Minister's Assistant for National Security and continued his public service as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Public Safety.

Currently, William Elliott's main task is to restore trust in the RCMP, which has been undermined by a scandal involving misappropriation of funds from the pension fund. Under his leadership, approximately 24,000 members of the RCMP, commonly referred to as "Mounties," work towards rebuilding confidence in the organization.

Elliott is married and has two children.