Sergeant Mike Fox joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Red Deer, Alberta on October 26, 1996. His first five years he undertook operational postings in “E” Division (British Columbia) including general-duty policing and two northern isolated posts proudly serving predominantly First Nations communities. During his tenure in “E” Division, Sgt Fox also worked several years in Federal Operations with the Drug Enforcement Branch(DEB) targeting illicit drug trafficking and organized crime.
In 2004 Sgt Fox created a new North District Border Integrity Program team increasing international investigative coordination between northern British Columbia and Alaska as well as identifying risks to law enforcement along the Pacific maritime corridor.
In 2006 Sgt Fox moved as the NCO in charge of the Osoyoos Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) where he was responsible for oversight and operations of a team of investigators targeting and responding to cross-border crime.
In 2008 Sgt Fox returned to northern British Columbia where he assumed the role of NCO in charge of a coordinated Border Integrity/ Drug Enforcement Branch/ Criminal Intelligence team in an effort to coordinate RCMP federal programs towards intelligence led policing efforts in the maritime environment.
In 2011 Sgt Fox took on the duties as the NCO in charge of the Marine Security Operations Centre (MSOC) based out of Victoria, BC. and coordinates efforts in maintaining national security with 5 other government departments: Transport Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Department of National Defence, Department of Fisheries & Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
In 2009 Sgt Fox spearheaded the Prince Rupert North Coast Radar Project in coordination with the Prince Rupert Port Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard. This $5.5 million Project completed implementation in 2016 and provides significant SIGNALIS radar coverage to the northern Canadian coastline as well as the maritime border between British Columbia, Canada and Alaska, USA.
In 2016 Sgt Fox developed and implemented the first Pacific Shiprider Program team designed specifically to be operated following an intelligence led approach. This team based out of Victoria, British Columbia has been identified by the RCMP as a ‘best practice’ in North American CAN/US maritime operations.
Sgt Fox has been identified as a Subject Matter Expert by the RCMP in relation to Border Integrity and coordinated maritime investigations from open source to TS/SA levels.