Catherine Galliford (born 1966-1967) is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal in British Columbia, Canada who went public about sex harassment claims in the RCMP, as well has having been a high profile police spokesperson for the Missing Women's Task Force.
Galliford served as spokesperson for the Missing Women's Task Force (associated with the BC Missing Women Investigation), who came to prominence in 2011 for bringing forward allegations of extensive sexual harassment and misconduct within the RCMP. Chief among her allegations is the claim that officers in the Missing Women's Task Force neglected their duties and tolerated a three-year delay in apprehending serial killer Robert Pickton. When asked to testify before the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, Galliford stated that she would not be testifying for the RCMP "but rather, on behalf of the victims." However, one month before hearings began in 2012, the inquiry deemed Galliford "too fragile" to testify, citing alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder.
The RCMP, which denies the accusations by Galliford, is now seeking to dismiss her from the force Her case is scheduled to go to trial in 2015. A class action lawsuit is proceeding alongside hers and Janet Merlo has credited Galliford with inspiring hundreds of female police officers to join it.
In May 2016, Galliford settled her sex harassment suit against four officers and dropped her complaint against Dr. Ian MacDonald . More than 400 women in the RCMP went public with harassment claims after Galliford spoke out.
In January 2017, Galliford opened up about living with PTSD and explained the effects of drinking, agoraphobia and physical ailments, as well as the shock of her son's conviction.
Catherine Galliford has a son with her former husband Darren Campbell, a sergeant major for the RCMP. This information was released when the son, Connor Campbell, was arrested in September 2015 along with two others for the murder of 19-year old Langley resident Nicholas Hannon.