Steve was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, and following High School attended Carleton University under the Reserve Officer University Training Plan (ROUTP). He completed Basic Officer Training at Shilo, Manitoba, and was Commissioned in September 1969 as an Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Primary Reserves. He held various contract positions from 1969 to 1973 and rose to the rank of Captain. .
Joined the RCMP
Upon retiring in January 2011 Steve joined the Milton, Ontario, Army Cadet Corps as a volunteer and then a Canadian Forces (Primary Reserve) Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer. He remained in this role as a Second Lieutenant until he was required to (again) retire from the Military in January 2015. He is currently under contract to the Department of National Defence as a Civilian Instructor with the 2990 Lorne Scots (Milton ON) RC Army CC.
Wishing to maintain social ties with those members he had worked with or met during his 37-year career, Steve joined the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Toronto Division, shortly after leaving the Force. Since then he held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President before assuming the role of President. He strongly believes in supporting our retired and veteran members and working to enhance the mission and vision of Toronto Division.
In addition to his experience as an RCMP inspector who specialized in commercial crime, Mr. Popovic is a lawyer and has a master's degree in securities law. He also worked on a joint venture between the RCMP and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, set up in 1999 to co-operate and develop strategies to fight cross-border telemarketing frauds.
Division Benefits Officer
Social Committee Chair
James joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1965, and served in the Military Police until June 1970 with stints in the Air Defense Command in Canada and Germany. He then decided to move to civilian policing and joined the Peterborough Police Service in August 1973 and continued on as a constable in general investigations until he
joined the RCMP