Amanda Jones takes reins of Nunavut RCMP
RCMP Chief Supt. Amanda Jones officially took over as the commanding officer of V-Division, Nunavut Territory, which includes 25 detachments and 185 employees. C/Supt. Jones comes to Nunavut after a two-year appointment in Northwest Territories where she was the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations (G Division).
C/Supt. Jones is the eighth commanding officer of V Division since its creation in 1999 and the Territory’s first female commanding officer.
Jones was born in Montreal, Que., raised in Halifax, N.S., and joined the RCMP in 1992 where she has served in British Columbia and Northwest Territories. In 2001, Jones served on a nine-month United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dalhousie University and has been awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo medal, The Queens Golden Jubilee medal, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, the RCMP Long Service medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration.
Jones takes over command from C/Supt. Michael Jeffrey who served as commanding officer from to Nov. 14, 2014, to Jan. 2, 2019. On May 1, 2019, a formal change of command ceremony will take place.