The Chief Superintendent of RCMP M Division in Yukon is moving east after six years in charge.
Peter Clark has been the commanding officer for Yukon since 2010 and assumes the role of assistant commissioner in Newfoundland and Labrador in the coming months.
He joined the Mounties in 1982 and has worked at detachments in all three northern territories, as well as Saskatchewan and Alberta.
During his time in Yukon, he says he advocated for collaboration between community partners and First Nations.
Clark notes the territory has been his home since 2009 and it's difficult to leave.
The force says it could take months to hire a new commanding officer.