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A Message from Chief Roger Brown

Police week has wrapped up, and I hope you have enjoyed being virtually introduced to some of our great employees. I am proud to work alongside such wonderful officers and civilians who show up each day to serve our community.

I also wanted to take an opportunity to thank all of you for your ongoing support. Almost a year has passed since I joined the ranks here in Fredericton, and a lot has happened since then.

We undertook an organizational restructuring last fall, which refocused our operations back to core services. We reinforced Patrols with more uniformed members on the street and augmented Criminal Investigations with Street Crimes, and Drugs and Organized Crimes. We found efficiencies in our daily work and have been able to move criminal record checks online and upgrade online crime reporting.

We have also had to deal with the effects of a global pandemic. That has meant adjusting some of our typical practices and procedures, but never has it meant we wouldn’t be there to serve and protect. These challenging times have been made more difficult with the tragedy and loss of a colleague in Nova Scotia, and two homicides and other significant files to investigate here at home.

One thing has been very evident over the past few months, and that is the ability for people to come together and support one another. And for as much as we do our work to keep everyone safe, so have you continued to show kindness and respect to us. Whether it has been in your words or actions, we are so grateful.

Be well and stay safe.

Chief Roger Brown