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City of Bathurst police chief moving on, interim chief named

September 8, 2022  By Blue Line Staff / City of Bathurst

Aug. 25, 2022, Bathurst, N.B. – The City of Bathurst has announced that Chief of Police Stéphane Roy will be leaving his position to continue his policing career as an inspector with the RCMP’s Northeast District. Chief Roy’s last day with the Bathurst Police Force will be Friday September 9th.

“This was not an easy decision to make. I take extreme pride in the 18 years that I have passed with the Bathurst Police Force. That said, after serious consideration, the opportunity that was presented to me was one I could not ignore. I am just grateful I had the privilege to be part of the Bathurst Police and will carry that honor forward in my new role”, said Roy.

The city announced the nomination of Gilles Maillet as Interim Chief of the Bathurst Police Force. Maillet served for over 31 years in various regional, provincial, national and international roles with the RCMP before retiring from his superintendent position in 2018. He was also part of the joint forces operation with the Bathurst Police Force in 1997.

“I am extremely pleased to join the Bathurst Police Force and thankful for the opportunity. My objective is to continue the efforts of making Bathurst one of the safest cities in our province by working together with all stakeholders in the community,” Maillet stated.


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