Joe Boland Named as New RNC Chief

Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, Andrew Parsons, announced the appointment of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Superintendent Joe Boland, as Chief of Police.

Chief Boland was appointed by the Independent Appointments Commission and assumed duty as Chief of Police on July 1, 2017.

Boland 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.

Bill Janes, the former chief has retired. 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.



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