Justice and Public Safety
July 4, 2017
New Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief of Police Appointed
The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, announced the appointment of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Superintendent Joe Boland, as Chief of Police.
Joe began his career with the RNC in 1983 after graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy. Since then he has served in many branches including Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Operational Support Services Division and the Recruiting and Training Unit. Before becoming Chief, Joe was the Officer in Charge of Patrol and Operational Services Division.
Joe Boland was appointed by the Independent Appointments Commission and assumed duty as Chief of Police on July 1, 2017.
“Within the RNC, there is no higher rank one can achieve than chief. It’s a role that requires extensive experience as an officer, involvement in the community and great leadership. I am confident that Joe Boland has all those qualities and more. I look forward to working with Chief Boland to ensure that Newfoundland and Labrador remains one of the best places in the world in which to live, work and raise a family.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General
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Joe Boland began his career with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in 1983 after graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy. Since then he has served in many branches of the RNC including Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Operational Support Services Division and Recruiting and Training Unit. Most recently he was the Officer in Charge of Patrol and Operational Services Division.
Joe completed the Supervisory Leadership and Development program at Memorial University; he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2006, to the rank of inspector in 2012, and to the rank of superintendent in 2014.
He has served both as President and Vice President of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Police Association. He has been awarded the 20-year Police Exemplary Service Medal, 30-year Police Exemplary Service Bar and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In addition to his police work, Joe is extremely active in the community. He has coached with the St. John’s Amateur Baseball Association and with the St. John’s Minor Hockey Association. In 2009 he was named Baseball Canada National Grassroots Development Coach of the Year and he was recently inducted into the Softball Newfoundland Labrador Hall of Fame in the Athlete Category. As a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary hockey team Joe won the Gold Medal in 2001 at the World Police Fire Games in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He currently serves on the Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Board, Eastern Health Police Liaison Committee, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Mental Health Mobile Crisis Response Team Implementation Committee and Duty to Accommodate, Early and Safe Return to Work Committee.
Joe lives in St. John’s with his wife, JoAnn, and their two children, Tyler and Jennifer.
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