Mayor Kate Rogers and Police Chief Martin Gaudet

Fredericton Council Appoints New Police Chief

Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet will take on the role at the end of August

Fredericton’s current Deputy Police Chief, Martin Gaudet will take over as the City’s new Police Chief at the end of August 2022. Gaudet will replace outgoing Police Chief Roger Brown, who is retiring from the Fredericton Police Force, after a previous 36-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

A 28-year police veteran, Deputy Chief Gaudet joined the Force in February 1995, and has worked in Patrols, as a Neighbourhood Officer, in Training and Media, the Office of Professional Standards, and as a Staff Sergeant in charge of Special Teams.

He was promoted to Inspector in December 2013, at which time he also took over the role of Officer-in-Charge of the Force’s Primary Response Team.  In May 2015, Gaudet was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.

“On behalf of City Council, I extend my very best wishes to the new Police Chief,” said Fredericton Mayor Kate Rogers. “I have interacted with Martin for over a decade and have found him to be an extremely capable and committed policing professional, with a broad knowledge of the policing needs of this community. It is always wonderful when we find that the best qualified candidate for the job is already working for us.”

“I’m incredibly proud to be afforded the opportunity to serve the community,” said Gaudet.  “I’ve had the privilege of working with our outgoing Chief Roger Brown for the past few years, and I look forward to building on the legacy he’s created. I look forward in continuing to serve and protect Fredericton with professionalism, integrity, respect, compassion, and accountability.”

Chief Gaudet has a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the Université de Moncton (BPE ’92) and graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy in 1994. He has had the privilege of serving as aide-de-camp to three Lieutenant Governors and is a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and the 20-year Police Exemplary Service Medal. He is also a member of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Gaudet was officially appointed Police Chief at the regular Council meeting of August 22, 2022. He will officially take the role on August 26, 2022.