P.E.I. RCMP's Chief Superintendent, Tracy Hardy, is leaving her Island post.
Hardy, who is currently commanding officer of L Division, P.E.I. has been appointed commanding officer of B Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson announced Thursday.
Hardy joined the RCMP in 1981 and will be sworn in as RCMP commanding officer in Newfoundland and Labrador at a later date. She was born in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, B.C. After graduating from Depot, Hardy had a number of posts through Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Yukon.
"I am pleased to welcome Chief Superintendent Tracy Hardy as the new Commanding Officer for the RCMP B Division," said Felix Collins, N.L. minister of Justice and Attorney General.
"C/Supt Hardy has served extensively throughout Canada including rural and northern areas which is a tremendous asset for leading the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador. She brings with her a strong operational background and a commitment to integrating policing with community involvement."
Paulson said, "We are thrilled to get someone of Tracy's calibre. She is an outstanding, motivational leader. In the last nationwide survey Prince Edward Island got a 93 per cent approval rate from Islanders. That speaks volumes about how she leads."
Hardy expects to be in her new position before summer. The new commanding officer for Prince Edward Island is expected to be announced soon.