Justice and Public Safety
April 18, 2018

New Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Detachment Announced for Conception Bay South

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, was today joined by Joe Boland, Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), and Terry French, Mayor of the Town of Conception Bay South (CBS), to announce a new Royal Newfoundland Constabulary detachment for the Town of Conception Bay South.

The old CBS town hall will be renovated to accommodate the new detachment, which will include an inspector, administrative staff, community services, a criminal investigation division, operational patrol services, a police service dog unit, a telephone reporting centre, and traffic services.

Conception Bay South is the second largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador with more than 26,000 residents. Currently, the closest detachment is 26 kilometres away.

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“We have heard the concerns of the people of Conception Bay South. This new detachment will ensure timely police response and will better serve the growing population in that area. The RNC plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of residents and public trust and community cooperation are crucial in effective law enforcement.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General

“Expanding our operations in Conception Bay South will allow us to enhance our police services in that entire region in a way that aligns with the RNC’s objectives to improve the health and safety of our communities through partnerships and stronger community relationships. Positioning ourselves in the heart of CBS will make us more be approachable, accessible and of service to everyone. This expansion represents a milestone for the RNC that will better serve the residents of CBS as well as better support our West District Operations in Paradise and Mount Pearl.”
Joe Boland
Chief, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

“We are extremely proud and honoured to welcome the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to their new West District Office in Conception Bay South. The business case for an increased police presence here is clear – we are the second largest municipality in the province and our population and business sector continue to grow. A local police detachment will complement the great work of our Municipal Enforcement and Fire Department teams, and together we will work to make Conception Bay South a safer community for all.”
Terry French
Mayor, Town of Conception Bay South

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Media contacts
Lesley Clarke
Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910
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Cst. Geoffrey G. Higdon
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
709-729-8658
Media@rnc.gov.nl.ca

Jennifer Lake, Ec.D. (F)
Town of Conception Bay South
709-834-6500 ext 702
jlake@conceptionbaysouth.ca

 

2018 04 18                                                    10:30 a.m.