Logo of the Fredericton Police
|Formed||June 27, 1851|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Elected officer responsible||The Honourable Robert Trevors, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General|
|Agency executive||Leanne Fitch, Acting, Chief of Police|
Fredericton Police was created on June 27, 1851. One Police Officer was hired (unpaid) to patrol wards. Their first unofficial Chief of Police was Sgt. Paul Phillips. City Council never allowed him to utilize the name "Chief of Police." The first official Chief of Police was John Hawthorne (1905) and retained the position for only three years. In 1883, the Fredericton Police relocated its headquarters in what is now the City of Fredericton's City Hall and remained there till 1971. Again, the Fredericton Police relocated its office in 1971 to York Street which shared the building with the Fredericton Fire Department. Since 1983, the Fredericton Police Force is located on Queen street in their state-of-the-art building.
In 1973, the Fredericton Police hired its first female police officer, Shirley Jollimore.
The firearms are SIG Sauer P226
Operations of Fredericton Police includes:
- Special Teams
- Explosives Disposal Unit
- Marine Section
- Police Service Dogs
- Victim/Witness Unit
- Auxiliary Police
- Emergency Response Team
- Underwater Recovery Team
- Collision Reconstruction
- "Fredericton faces shrinking police force". CBC.ca. 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
- "Fitch Appointed Fredericton’s Acting Chief of Police". fredericton.ca. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
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