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RNC western Newfoundland expansion to be complete by June 30

June 12, 2024  By Blue Line Staff

June 12, 2024, St. John’s, Nfld. – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is set to complete its jurisdictional expansion in western Newfoundland by the end of June. This is the second and final phase of expansion for the RNC, with the first phase taking place in February.

Effective June 30, the municipalities of Cox’s Cove, Gilliams, Humber Arm South, Hughes Brook, Irishtown-Summerside, Lark Harbour, Little Rapids, McIvers, Meadows, Pasadena, Steady Brook and York Harbour will become new areas served by the RNC.

“This is a significant moment in our history and an exciting time for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary… We have developed a policing standard that the communities we serve can rely on and expect. We will continue to work every day to build on existing relationships with residents and increase public safety for all those we serve,” said Chief Patrick R. Roche, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will maintain a presence in the region, with the continuation of the Corner Brook detachment for specialized and federal policing services, as well as the RNC/RCMP Joint Forces Operation West.


“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for its years of dedication and commitment to the residents of western Newfoundland. Together with communities, both police agencies, and the Government of Canada, the province is working to deliver services in the most effective and efficient way possible to ensure all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians feel safe and secure,” the province said in a statement.

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