Reason for inclusion / First: First Black Female RCMP Commissioned Officer.
Bio / Key facts: DOB - DOD, Place of Birth, Occupation: As the first Black female commissioned officer in the RCMP, Lori Seale-Irving is one of Canada’s highest ranking Black female police officers. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario.
Early years/ Motivations: Much of her formative years were spent on a military base where her father, a retired Major in the Royal Canadian Air Force, was stationed. Impassioned by her desire to support and serve the people in her community, she joined the RCMP in 1990.
Key accomplishments/contributions: She has wide ranging policing expertise including working in general duty policing, marine security, war crimes and Prime Minister protection and management support.
Later years/ Present day: In 2007 Lori Seale-Irving was promoted to the rank of Inspector, a first in the 87 year history of the RCMP.
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