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Episode 5.1: Sgt-at-Arms Kevin Vickers
Episode 53rd March 2022 • Under Reserve • Dan Coles
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Kevin Vickers, by any standard, has had an exceptional career in law enforcement and public service more broadly.

After 29 years with the RCMP Kevin accepted a new challenge: the administration of security on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, first as the Director of Security for the House of Commons in 2005 and then in 2006 was appointed to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms. The rest is history.

On October 22, 2014 Kevin was instrumental in bringing an end to a terrorist attack on on our seat of government.

But before his life, and the lives of so many others changed forever that day, Kevin enjoyed a full and dynamic policing career that took him across the country, between sections and departments, and up the ranks. He retired as Chief Superintendent.

In part 1 of this two-part episode Kevin and I talk about his decision to join the Mounties, the curriculum at Depot in the late 1970s and policing in the pre-Charter era. We cover his time up north, in Alberta, and the 17 murder confessions he obtained.

Despite his achievements and his profile, Kevin is modest, genuine and focused on the public good.

Under Reserve thanks Kevin for time, and his service.