Kennebecasis Regional Police Force
Message from Chief Steve Gourdeau
I was appointed as Chief of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force on October 8, 2021. Prior to this, I enjoyed a career in policing spanning 33 years. I had the opportunity to serve in large and small communities of Manitoba, New Brunswick and overseas as a Peace Keeper in the former Yugoslavia.
It is important to know that our KRPF officers and employees are dedicated and committed people who are like you, part of the community. They are coaches, teachers, volunteers, parishioners, neighbours, and leaders living side by side with the citizens we serve. We care about our communities and participate with all our fellow citizens towards making our communities safe, vibrant, and healthy places in which to live.
The KRPF offers a full menu of services varying from traffic enforcement, 24-hour patrol services, youth initiatives aimed at diversion from criminal prosecutions and we spend a considerable amount of our time promoting public relations; community service and engagement. We also have a significant capacity with regards to complex and major crime investigations. Furthermore, some of our officers are part of integrated regional and provincial teams targeting drug traffickers as well as internet exploitation of children and illegal possession of firearms (NWEST).
The KRPF strategic priorities serve to focus the organization strategically and operationally. Internal and external consultations conducted in advance of our current strategic plan focused on developing meaningful priorities that reflect the needs and interests of the communities we serve. The following strategic priorities were a result of that process:
• Employee Wellness
• Traffic Safety
• Excellence in Crime Reduction and Prevention
• Connection to our Communities
We continually reach for excellence in policing. Everything we do and any action we take is guided and measured by our core values of: Honesty; Integrity, Compassion, Pursuit of Excellence; Professionalism; Respect, and Accountability.
We are governed by the Kennebecasis Regional Joint Board of Police Commissioners which is comprised of elected and non-elected representatives of the towns we serve; Quispamsis and Rothesay as well as a representative from the Province. We report monthly on the results we achieve.
We always welcome suggestions on how we can continue to improve our service. You can make such suggestions by contacting us at email@example.com.
I am proud and it is my privilege to serve alongside the dedicated members of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force.