In 1873, this well traveled soldier from Drummondville Quebec became one of the nine commanding officers of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP). Fort Brisebois was renamed Fort Calgary in June 1876, a change recommended by his superior officer.
He resigned from the NWMP in 1876. Brisebois returned east and became a Conservative politician. He then became the land titles officer for an area of Saskatchewan. Brisebois organized white and Métis defense forces during the North-West Rebellion of 1885. After this, he continued as a land titles officer.
Brisebois moved to Winnipeg where he died. He was buried at St. Boniface.