Justice and Public Safety
July 4, 2017

Minister Parsons Extends Congratulations to Retiring Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief and Announces New Chief

Following 32 years of dedicated service to the province, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Chief Bill Janes is retiring.

Bill Janes was appointed to the role of Chief of Police in 2014. He has served in many branches of the RNC, including Patrol Services, Operational Support, Criminal Investigation and Joint Forces Drug Enforcement. He has also served as commander of both the Public Order Unit and the Tactics and Rescue Unit. Aside from his police work, Chief Janes has also been active in the community over the years and has been involved with non-profit groups such as the John Howard Society and the United Way. He was also awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal and Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, will announce the new Chief of The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary today (Tuesday, July 4). The announcement will take place at 11:00 a.m. at RNC Provincial Headquarters, Fort Townshend, St. John’s.

“I look forward to working with the new chief to ensure the RNC is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible. I would like to thank Chief Janes for his dedication to policing in Newfoundland and Labrador. I wish him all the best during his much-deserved retirement and in his future endeavours.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General

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