New RCMP head to tackle harassment issue in force

November 16, 2011 - 7:20 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The new head of Canada's national police force is vowing investigate allegations of sexual harassment in the force.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews appointed veteran Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Bob Paulson on Wednesday who immediately announced an investigation into the issue.

Paulson takes on his new job of the famed force amid a controversy that was rekindled last week when a high-profile female British Columbia Mountie said she spent years being treated as a potential sexual plaything by some supervisors.

Cpl. Catherine Galliford, who was police a spokeswoman on some high profile cases, went public after saying she had no where to turn to for help.