Keeping law and order in Carbonear
“A lot of it is education:” municipal enforcement officer
Gordon Parsons has a new beat. The veteran member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is the new municipal enforcement officer in Carbonear.
A native of Bryant’s Cove, the 55year old Parsons brings more than 30 years experience in law enforcement and security to his new position.
On his third day in the new job, Parsons sat down with The Compass last Wednesday, Aug. 10 to chat about his past experience, new position and future with the town of Carbonear.
He joined the RNC in 1979 and served for 26 years as a constable in S t . John’s, Corn er Brook and Labrador City.
While still with the RNC, in 2000, Parsons served nine months as a team leader patrolling the streets of Kosovo with the United Nations security force.
After retiring from the RNC in 2005, he spent over three years as a security instructor at the College of the North Atlantic’s security college in Qatar.
He returned to the province in 2009 to become security manager with FLUOR, the engineering management firm for the Vale INCO site in Long Harbour, where he worked until he was laid off in February of this year.
While he has worked in larger centres around the province and overseas, Parsons has never kept law and order in a town the size of Carbonear.
Gordon Parsons sits in the boardroom at the Carbonear town hall with a map of the town behind him. The streets on the are his new beat in his role as municipal enforcement officer.