Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens
Commanding Officer of
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in September 1985. His 28 years of police service have seen him assigned to duties ranging from General Duty to Major Crime and from Federal Drug Enforcement to Criminal Operations throughout British Columbia.
He was first posted in Prince George, British Columbia and he received his first promotion in 1995 when he became the Detachment Commander of Wells Detachment. He was later transferred to Kamloops in 1997 and promoted to Sgt. In 2002 he was commissioned to the rank of Inspector as the Operations Officer
E Division Drug Enforcement Branch. Two years later he would serve in the RCMP’s largest detachment, Surrey Detachment, for five years as the Investigative Services Officer. In 2009 he served as the Lower Mainland District Operations Officer and was promoted to rank of C/Supt. Then in 2009 he moved to
E Division Headquarters to become the Deputy Criminal Operations Officer (Contract Policing) for the Province of BC.
Prior to his appointment as Commanding Officer of
E Division, he served as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations. In 2013, Deputy Commissioner Callens was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Deputy Commissioner Callens was born in Ottawa and raised in Saskatchewan. He is a third generation Mountie with both his father and grandfather serving in the RCMP. He is the proud father of a daughter and son.