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Bathurst names new police chief

August 9, 2023  By City of Bathurst

July 31, 2023, Bathurst, N.B. – The City of Bathurst has announced the nomination of Guy Thériault as new Chief of Police of the Bathurst Police Force. His nomination was confirmed at the special public meeting of city council on July 31. Thériault will assume his new duties on Sep. 26, 2023, replacing Gilles Maillet who was serving on an interim basis.

A native of Anse-Bleue, N.B., Thériault began his career with the RCMP in Sep. 1998, joining the New Brunswick Division’s District 5 (Kent) Detachment as a constable. He joined Moncton’s Joint Proceeds of Crime Unit in 2006 before assuming the same role in Montreal in 2008. From 2008 to 2014, he acted as a supervisor and team commander in the organized crime program, units targeting national and international drug trafficking organizations. From 2014 to the present, he was either running a detachment or supervising several detachments within specific Districts, the latest being as District Commander for the RCMP’s N.B. Northeast District (10 detachments) since 2022.

“I’ve been fortunate to have had a variety of roles that allowed me to mould my vision of an effective management approach, combining a philosophy of being an active listener with the achievement of corporate goals. I bring these experiences and values to the Bathurst Police Force with the trust that I’ll be able to actively contribute to its continued growth as a dedicated and committed service to the City of Bathurst and its partners. I thank Council for entrusting me with this mission and look forward to beginning my new adventure,” said Guy Thériault on his nomination.

“Guy Thériault joins our team with a wealth of knowledge, having served in various capacities over 25 years with the RCMP. His vast experience in operations management will be a strong asset to our police force. He is fully deserving of his new role, and we congratulate him on his nomination,” said Mayor Kim Chamberlain.


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