Here are the Commissioners of Canada’s famous national police service: the North West Mounted Police from 1873 to 1908, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police from 1908 to 1920 and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1920 to the present. The Commissioner of the RCMP is also the Principal Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (since 2000) and the Commissioner of Firearms of Canada (since 1995).
Lt.-Col. William Osborne Smith, Sept. 25-Oct. 17, 1873.
Maj.-Gen. Sir George Arthur French KCMG, 1873-76.
Lt.-Col. James Farquharson MacLeod, 1876-80.
Lt.-Col. Acheson Gosford Irvine ISO, 1880-86.
Col. Lawrence William Herchmer, 1886-1900.
Maj.-Gen. Aylesworth Bowen Perry CMG, 1900-23.
Cortlandt Starnes, 1923-31.
Maj.-Gen. Sir James Howden MacBrien KCB CMG DSO, 1931-38.
Stuart Taylor Wood CMG, 1938-51.
Leonard Hanson Nicholson OC MBE, 1951-59.
Charles Edward Rivett-Carnac, 1959-60.
Clifford Walter Harvison, 1960-63.
George Brinton McClellan, Jr. CM OBE DFC CD, 1963-67.
Malcolm Francis Aylesworth Lindsay, 1967-69.
William Leonard Higgitt, 1969-73.
Maurice Jean Nadon, 1974-77.
Robert Henry Simmonds OC, 1977-87.
Norman David Inkster OC, 1987-94.
Joseph Philip Robert Murray, 1994-2000.
Giuliano Zaccardelli COM, 2000-06.
Beverley Ann Busson COM (interim), 2006-07.
William John Shannon Elliott COM, 2007-11.
Bob Paulson COM, 2011-now.