Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Detachment Officially Opens in Conception Bay South
Today, Mayor Terry French was joined by Joe Boland, Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), and the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, as a new Royal Newfoundland Constabulary detachment was officially opened in the Town of Conception Bay South.
The announcement for the new police detachment was made in April. Since that time, the previous Town Hall, located at 106 Conception Bay Highway, has been renovated into a new facility that includes 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.
At today’s official opening, invited guests received a tour of the new facility. Mayor French advised that an open house event for the public will be scheduled in February during the Town’s winter carnival, Winterfest.
“The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s new detachment in our Town has already made a huge difference to the safety of our community, and it greatly compliments the work we do on a daily basis to keep our people safe. We are a town that is focused on becoming a community of choice for families wanting to establish long-term roots in this province. To do this, we must strive to build the safest community possible. Having a heightened police presence in our Town will certainly help us to accomplish that goal.”
Mayor of Conception Bay South
“This new detachment will ensure timely police response and will better serve the growing population in the town of Conception Bay South. We have heard the concerns of residents in this area and we are happy see these RNC resources where they are needed most. I congratulate the CBS town council and RNC Chief Joe Boland for their hard work and cooperation in making this new detachment possible.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General
“Positioning the RNC in the heart of Conception Bay South has allowed us to enhance how we deliver policing services in the region. By being more accessible to the residents of Conception Bay South and Paradise, we will be able to build stronger relationships with the communities we serve.”
Chief, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary