The City of Fredericton appointed a new chief of police Monday evening after it was announced current chief Roger Brown would retire from the role.
Brown, who previously held a 36-year-long career with the RCMP, will give the reins to Martin Gaudet, the current deputy police chief, on Aug. 26.
Mayor Kate Rogers extended best wishes to Gaudet, saying it is wonderful to find a qualified candidate for the job who already works with the force.
“I have interacted with Martin for over a decade and have found him to be an extremely capable and committed policing professional, with a broad knowledge of the policing needs of this community,” she said.
Gaudet has been with the Fredericton Police Force since February 1995 and worked in various roles, including patrol, neighbourhood officer, training and media, and as a staff sergeant in special teams.
He was promoted to deputy chief of police in May 2015.
Gaudet said he is “incredibly proud” of the opportunity to serve the community.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with our outgoing Chief Roger Brown for the past few years, and I look forward to building on the legacy he’s created,” said Gaudet.
“I look forward to continuing to serve and protect Fredericton with professionalism, integrity, respect, compassion and accountability.”