Bathurst names new police chief

The City of Bathurst announced Monday it has found its new police chief in former RCMP commander Guy Thériault.

Staff said in a news release Thériault will assume his new duties on Sept. 26. He replaces interim chief Gilles Maillet.

Thériault began his career with the New Brunswick RCMP in September 1998. He served on units in Moncton and Montreal.

From 2008 to 2014, he was a team commander in organized crime units targeting National and International drug trafficking organizations.

His most recent role was District Commander for the New Brunswick RCMP’s northeast division.

“I’ve been fortunate to have had a variety of roles that allowed me to mould my vision of an effective management approach, combining a philosophy of being an active listener with the achievement of corporate goals,” said Thériault.

“I bring these experiences and values to the Bathurst Police Force with the trust that I’ll be able to actively contribute to its continued growth as a dedicated and committed service to the City of Bathurst and its partners.”

“Guy Thériault joins our team with a wealth of knowledge, having served in various capacities over 25 years with the RCMP.

Bathurst Mayor Kim Chamberlain called Thériault’s vast experience a “strong asset” to the city’s police force.

“He is fully deserving of his new role, and we congratulate him on his nomination,” she said.