A proud Newfoundlander, Roger joined the RCMP in 1980 and after completing 36 years, retired in 2016. His career took him across Canada and abroad, where he worked in a number of disciplines: general duty policing, federal policing, protective policing, human resources, and in the academic field.
As a commissioned officer, Roger was the National Director of Protective Policing, the Commanding Officer of the RCMP Training Academy at Depot Division, and retired as the Commanding Officer for the province of New Brunswick.
During his career, Roger was the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Federal Government Michelle Comeau Award for Excellence in Leadership. He was also invested as an Officer in the Canadian Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Roger and his wife, Deborah Ann, are very proud of their two sons. Jonathan, a serving member of the RCMP and his wife Stephanie, a physiotherapist, have two children, Emma and Levi. Matthew, a Harvard graduate, is a landscape architect in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When not visiting their grandchildren, he and Deborah Ann now divide their time between their home on Grand Lake in New Brunswick, aboard their 37 foot Lord Nelson Victory Tug, and their home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”