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  • Alan
    June 22, 2011 - 10:04

    Congratulations Robert!

  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Mr. Johnston has played a significant role in the recent revival of the force and I am confident his extensive experience will ensure the RNC continues on its current path which has made it a leader in policing in North America

    I believe the recent revival they are referring to is when they decided that drunk drivers are free to be free as long as they are MHA's or members of the force and Cocaine, Exstacy and pills are all fine and dandy getting cheaper and more plentiful as long as no one smokes a joint.

    Boys, put your money in the right stocks because it looks like another drought is on the way for us evergreens.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    outstanding....couldn't have happened to a better individual or police officer. Well done indeed.

  • Paul
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Marcus, I don't know what Chief Johnston's credentials are, but a few initials behind your name does not always make you the best person for the job. Let me guess, you've got some of those fancy initials behind yours. Congratulations to Mr. Johnston! He will make a fine Chief. He is well respected, inside and outside of the force and his track/work record speaks for itself, degree or not.

  • Snowbird...
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Congratulations Bob!

  • mercedes
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    The older cops never had degrees but the younger ones do, and the younger ones are definitely better then the older. They don't seem to employ the same bullying tactics. Experience for this position should if possible be accompanied by a college degree. And anyone handpicked by the premier seems to be troublesome to the populace in the long run! I wish you the best of luck,Mr. Johnstone!

  • Jean...
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Tom Claw...sounds like you would not agree on any choice...being anit NL..

  • harvey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Let's see how fair this new police chief will be. Will he charge those Quebec Innu for the illegal, needless, senseless slaughter of endangered animals in a closed zone in Labrador ? Or will he treat any white man the same way and not charge him/her for any similar act ? Will there be a fair playing field and equal justice for all ? Or will there be a different set of rules of justice for different peoples ?

  • 2cents
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    A uni degree is good to have but i don't feel required in this position. i have a uni degree and professional designation, but neither makes me more qualified to weild great amounts of power than a man with solid experience and sound judgement....in fact i would say real life experience is the most critical qualification for this role and it seems like he has that.

    And Marcus does any degree work for you? do you think merely going to uni is enlightening or is there a specific degree he should have.

  • Roger
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Excellent choice........congratulations Chief Johnston

  • Marcus
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    What 'revival' are they talking about? Also, no University degree? I don't know why every other industry requires these, but with careers that involve wielding huge amounts of power a degree is only a secondary thought.

  • Edwina
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    This appointment is well deserved. Robert is a man of great honour and dignity. He has the characteristics and experience to lead our police force. I view him as a leader for the people. Congratulations Robert and all the best of luck on this new leadership path!

  • Randy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Congratulations to Bob! Couldn't have been a better person chosen for the position. Very capable , dedicated personable individual who will no doubt serve the community and the force quite well into the forseeable future.

  • Barb
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Great choice for New RNC Chief.
    Good Luck in the future.

  • tom
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    I am sure he is a nice man. Just imagine no education to speak of? No undergraduate degree , No masters degree and be given the reins of a 500 person military firmthat is less than stellar on issues in the ranks.

    Only in NL.

  • Jean...
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Best choice they could of made....well deserved to a wonderful individual..Congratulations CHIEF Johnston...

  • Pleasant Pat
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Nice mustache.

  • Roy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    A well deserving individual has earned this appointment. He is a very good policeman who will do the RNC and the citizens proud. Congratulations Bob.

  • Peter
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Was this not the same person who brought the wrongful charges that led to the wrongful conviction and incarceration of Greg Parsons? Lord help us if it is.

  • Jimmy Mac
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Good Choice,

  • Jean...
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Marcus....I don't think a Police Force is an industry....Experience and know how far outways a degree in this case...

  • 2 cents
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Mr Johnson said he will be concentrating on Organized Crime and the drug trade. I hope he can live up to his promise to get drugs of the streets.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Mr. Johnston has played a significant role in the recent revival of the force and I am confident his extensive experience will ensure the RNC continues on its current path which has made it a leader in policing in North America

    I believe the recent revival they are referring to is when they decided that drunk drivers are free to be free as long as they are MHA's or members of the force and Cocaine, Exstacy and pills are all fine and dandy getting cheaper and more plentiful as long as no one smokes a joint.

    Boys, put your money in the right stocks because it looks like another drought is on the way for us evergreens.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    outstanding....couldn't have happened to a better individual or police officer. Well done indeed.

  • Paul
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Marcus, I don't know what Chief Johnston's credentials are, but a few initials behind your name does not always make you the best person for the job. Let me guess, you've got some of those fancy initials behind yours. Congratulations to Mr. Johnston! He will make a fine Chief. He is well respected, inside and outside of the force and his track/work record speaks for itself, degree or not.

  • Snowbird...
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Congratulations Bob!

  • mercedes
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    The older cops never had degrees but the younger ones do, and the younger ones are definitely better then the older. They don't seem to employ the same bullying tactics. Experience for this position should if possible be accompanied by a college degree. And anyone handpicked by the premier seems to be troublesome to the populace in the long run! I wish you the best of luck,Mr. Johnstone!

  • Jean...
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Tom Claw...sounds like you would not agree on any choice...being anit NL..

  • harvey
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Let's see how fair this new police chief will be. Will he charge those Quebec Innu for the illegal, needless, senseless slaughter of endangered animals in a closed zone in Labrador ? Or will he treat any white man the same way and not charge him/her for any similar act ? Will there be a fair playing field and equal justice for all ? Or will there be a different set of rules of justice for different peoples ?

  • 2cents
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    A uni degree is good to have but i don't feel required in this position. i have a uni degree and professional designation, but neither makes me more qualified to weild great amounts of power than a man with solid experience and sound judgement....in fact i would say real life experience is the most critical qualification for this role and it seems like he has that.

    And Marcus does any degree work for you? do you think merely going to uni is enlightening or is there a specific degree he should have.

  • Roger
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Excellent choice........congratulations Chief Johnston

  • Marcus
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    What 'revival' are they talking about? Also, no University degree? I don't know why every other industry requires these, but with careers that involve wielding huge amounts of power a degree is only a secondary thought.

  • Edwina
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    This appointment is well deserved. Robert is a man of great honour and dignity. He has the characteristics and experience to lead our police force. I view him as a leader for the people. Congratulations Robert and all the best of luck on this new leadership path!

  • Randy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Congratulations to Bob! Couldn't have been a better person chosen for the position. Very capable , dedicated personable individual who will no doubt serve the community and the force quite well into the forseeable future.

  • Barb
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Great choice for New RNC Chief.
    Good Luck in the future.

  • tom
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    I am sure he is a nice man. Just imagine no education to speak of? No undergraduate degree , No masters degree and be given the reins of a 500 person military firmthat is less than stellar on issues in the ranks.

    Only in NL.

  • Jean...
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Best choice they could of made....well deserved to a wonderful individual..Congratulations CHIEF Johnston...

  • Pleasant Pat
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Nice mustache.

  • Roy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    A well deserving individual has earned this appointment. He is a very good policeman who will do the RNC and the citizens proud. Congratulations Bob.

  • Peter
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Was this not the same person who brought the wrongful charges that led to the wrongful conviction and incarceration of Greg Parsons? Lord help us if it is.

  • Jimmy Mac
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Good Choice,

  • Jean...
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Marcus....I don't think a Police Force is an industry....Experience and know how far outways a degree in this case...

  • 2 cents
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Mr Johnson said he will be concentrating on Organized Crime and the drug trade. I hope he can live up to his promise to get drugs of the streets.