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Gerald Leahy served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 37 years retiring in 1994 as Director of Personnel at RCMP Headquarters having achieved the rank of Assistant Commissioner. For one year, following his retirement, Mr. Leahy was engaged by the Federal Government to provide consultation services to the Ministry of the Interior in the Czech Republic.
Following recruit training, Mr. Leahy was posted to Newfoundland and Labrador where he performed generally policing duties on a number of Detachments including, Grand Bank, Whitbourne, St. John’s, Goose Bay and Bonavista. He transferred to New Brunswick in 1970, and served in Petitcodiac and Fredericton where he was commissioned and transferred to Ottawa. Returning to Newfoundland in 1978, Mr. Leahy performed Staffing and Personnel and Audit duties before becoming the Officer in Charge Criminal Investigations.
He occupied the latter position from 1983-88 when he was named Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Nova Scotia. Following his appointment as Director of Personnel in 1990, he was named Chairperson of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police Human Resources Committee. He received the Commissioner’s Commendation for Outstanding Service in February 1994. He was the recipient of the Canadian 125th. Celebration Medal in recognition of his community involvement throughout his service.
Mr. Leahy is a graduate of the Executive Development Course of the Canadian Police College. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cabot and a former president of the Club. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Paul’s Council, and a Director of the Last Post Fund, Newfoundland Branch, Board of Directors. Gerald Leahy is married to Hannah Forsey of Grand Bank and the couple has five children.