For Chief Superintendent Darcy Fleury, it was welcome news that he was coming back to Manitoba as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations, the second highest ranking position within the Manitoba RCMP.
A career spanning 35 years and countless posts has brought him full circle, and he is happy to be home.
C/Supt. Fleury was born in Minnedosa and joined the Force from there at 23 years of age. As well as Manitoba, C/Supt. Fleury has served in Ontario, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, and most recently as the District Officer for Central Alberta. His posts have included Federal Policing, Major Crime Services, Commercial Crime, Manitoba West District Commander, and Manitoba Federal Criminal Operations Officer.
Manitoba is home to C/Supt. Fleury in many ways – it is where his family lives and where his family is from. His roots here are deep. His father was a founding member of the Manitoba Métis Federation, the National Government of the Red River Métis, where his brother is still very involved as an elected representative for the Nation. As a proud Citizen of the Red River Métis, C/Supt. Fleury embraces and encourages diversity in the RCMP and works every day toward creating an inclusive environment.
There are always competing priorities in policing, but for C/Supt. Fleury, it comes down to people and communities.
“It is people who make a difference, and I say that with all sincerity,” said C/Supt. Fleury. “We need strong and healthy employees in order to keep communities safe. My top priority is always people – those who work with me and those whom I have sworn to protect. I am so happy to be back in Manitoba, and I look forward to getting started!”