Bev Busson

In December 2006, Bev Busson reached the pinnacle of her career when she was appointed the 21st Commissioner of the RCMP. She was the first of her gender to occupy that position. This was one of many firsts for Bev in her career with the RCMP which included; member of the first class of female members in the RCMP in 1974; first female promoted to Inspector in 1992; first female promoted to Commissioner in Canada in charge of Criminal Operations for the Province of Saskatchewan in 1997; first female in Canada promoted to Commanding Officer for the Province of Saskatchewan in 1998. In 2001 she became the first female to occupy the position of Deputy Commissioner in charge of the region which includes British Columbia and the Yukon. She held that position for five years.

Bev is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia in 1990. In 2004 she was awarded an Honorary, Doctor of Law Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and in 2010 she was granted an Honorary, Doctor of Law Degree from Simon Fraser University.

In 2004, she was made an Officer of the Order of Police Merit. In 2006 Bev was awarded the Order of British Columbia which is recognized in the picture you see on the website.

Up until recently, Bev served on the Advisory Council of National Security. Presently, she volunteers on the Okanagan College Foundation and is a Commissioner with the B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission.  Bev and her husband Phil reside in their home on Shuswap Lake. British Columbia.