Saint John Police announced Monday that former RCMP Superintendent Honey Dwyer was officially sworn into office as the police force’s deputy chief.
She is also the highest-ranking female police officer in the history of Saint John Police.
“I am pleased to welcome Honey Dwyer as our new Deputy Chief,” said Saint John Police Chief Robert Bruce.
“She brings extensive policing experience and a wealth of knowledge to her new role. I know she is looking forward to serving our community with enthusiasm, pride and integrity.”
A Canada-wide search was conducted after former Deputy Chief Tony Hayes announced his retirement on April 2.
During her time with the RCMP, Dwyer served as Superintendent, District Operations Commander in charge of the Central District of Saskatchewan.
She also worked in sectors like Indigenous policing, community policing, national security, drugs and frontline policing, among other things.
“Saint John Police were looking for a progressive, community-oriented leader whose values, vision and professional experience aligned with our Vision/Mission/Leadership principles,” said Bruce.
“We found that in Deputy Chief Dwyer.”