DVHS Speaker Series - Ret’d Sgt Paulette Breau: The History of the RCMP.

The Dundas Valley Historical Society Speaker Series is pleased to welcome author and retired RCMP Sergeant Paulette Breau for a presentation on The History of the RCMP.

Paulette’s talk shall not only outline the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police but provide personal insight regarding her own experiences and also inform us of changes that are ongoing within the force.

Her thirty-year policing career started in Niagara Falls, working on street-level drug enforcement, mainly as an undercover police officer.   In 1993 Paulette transferred to the Hamilton Detachment and worked in several units, including Drugs, Federal Enforcement, and the Fraud unit.  In 1999 she was transferred to the London Training Branch and, in 2004, moved to the Ottawa Learning and Development Branch. Paulette returned to Southern Ontario in 2007 by way of London Headquarters until 2013, when she was seconded to teach at the Ontario Police College. Retirement in 2017 after thirty years with the RCMP began a new chapter in her life when she authored her memoirs about her own RCMP experience in a book titled Never at Ease. This new endeavour has led to numerous speaking and public appearances, and the DVHS is very pleased to welcome Ret’d Sgt Breau to join us at the Dundas Museum and Archives at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Paulette will have copies of her book Never at Ease: Memoir of a Mountie available for purchase and signing at $20.00 each. Note that all proceeds from book sales go to the National Service Dogs, an organization that trains Service Dogs to assist children diagnosed with autism and their families, as well as to assist Canadian Veterans and First Responders living with long-term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).