Bathurst Police Chief leaving, Interim Chief named
The City of Bathurst announces that Stéphane Roy will be leaving his position as Chief of Police of the Bathurst Police Force. Roy will continue his policing career as an Inspector with the RCMP’s Northeast District.
“This was not an easy decision to make. I take extreme pride in the 18 years that I have passed with the Bathurst Police Force. That said, after serious consideration, the opportunity that was presented to me was one I could not ignore. I am just grateful I had the privilege to be part of the Bathurst Police and will carry that honor forward in my new role”, said Roy.
Chief Roy’s last day with the Bathurst Police Force will be Friday September 9th.
The city also announces the nomination of Gilles Maillet as Interim Chief of the Bathurst Police Force. Maillet served for over 31 years in various regional, provincial, national, and international roles with the RCMP before retiring from his Superintendent position in 2018. He was also part of the Joint Forces Operation with the Bathurst Police Force in 1997.
“I am extremely pleased to join the Bathurst Police Force and thankful for the opportunity. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with several members of the city’s Force and was always impressed of their dedication and professionalism. My objective is to continue the efforts of making Bathurst one of the safest cities in our Province by working together with all stakeholders in the community”, Maillet stated.
“We are definitely sad to have Chief Roy leaving our Police Force. He was devoted to his members and our citizens, and his stewardship of the Force was exemplary. We offer our heartfelt thanks for his service and wish him well in his new opportunity. We also welcome Chief Maillet to the fold. He brings a wealth of operational and administrative experience to the Bathurst Police Force. We thank him for his commitment to us while we begin the search for a permanent Police Chief”, said Mayor Kim Chamberlain.