Commanding Officer

Assistant Commissioner DeAnna Hill

Superintendent DeAnna Hill

Assistant Commissioner DeAnna Hill assumed leadership of RCMP New Brunswick as Commanding Officer on February 8, 2022. In her more than 30-year career with the RCMP, she has served in three provinces in various roles, most recently as Acting Commanding Officer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Joining the RCMP in 1990, Assistant Commissioner Hill spent the first two years of her career working as a general duty police officer in her home province, at Harbour Grace Detachment. In 1992, she moved to Ontario and spent 23 years working for the RCMP in Counter Surveillance Protective Policing, Drug Enforcement, Customs and Excise Enforcement, with the bulk of her service on the Combined Special Enforcement Unit, the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, and the Immigration Task Force all in Toronto. Assistant Commissioner Hill has extensive experience as an undercover operator and was the first person to successfully use Canadian terrorism legislation to restrain and seize assets belonging to a terrorist group. She has lectured across the country on terrorist financing.

In 2015, she moved to New Brunswick as the Officer in Charge of Federal Support Operations and Intelligence. Returning to Newfoundland in 2017, she has served as B Division's Federal Criminal Operations Officer, as well as the Core Policing Criminal Operations Officer and has extensive experience in joint force environments and covert operations. She currently serves as the Atlantic Region lead on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, responsible for coordinating intelligence and enforcement strategies on disrupting these groups. In August 2021, she began acting as B Division's Commanding Officer until assuming leadership of RCMP New Brunswick.

Assistant Commissioner Hill has been recognized with two awards for her work in National Security – the 2015 Law Enforcement Professional of the Year Award in Ontario and the Queens Diamond Jubilee award. In 2021, Chief Superintendent Hill was appointed Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in recognition of her exceptional service. She has been active in her community throughout her career raising funds for various charities and in league sports.

In 2022, Assistant Commissioner Hill was appointed the thirty-first Commanding Officer of the RCMP in New Brunswick.

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