RNC Deputy Chief Bill Janes has been appointed Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, effective Saturday, Premier Tom Marshall announced this morning.
Retiring RNC Chief Robert Johnston (left) shakes hands with newly appointed RNC Chief of Police Bill Janes after the official announcement this morning at Confederation Building in St. John’s. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Janes takes over from Chief Bob Johnston who recently announced his retirement.
“Bill is a long-serving member of the RNC having first joined the agency in 1985,” Marshall said.
“The wide-range of knowledge and experience he has gained from working in different aspects of policing will be valuable assets as he leads the police service going forward.
“Bill is well respected by his colleagues and the community.”
A news release notes that policing in Newfoundland and Labrador received considerable investments in recent years with more than 140 new officers deployed throughout the province and the annual policing budget increased by approximately $50 million since 2004.
Most recently, the RNC officially opened its new $57.5 million headquarters at Fort Townshend.
Janes has been a member of the RNC for almost 30 years and most recently served as Deputy Chief (criminal operations).
New RNC Chief of Police announced
Bill Janes is the new Chief of Police for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Premier Tom Marshall announced this morning in St. John's.
The announcement was made at the Media Centre at Confederation Building.
More to come.