RNC names new deputy chief

Twill­ingate na­tive Woodruff named sec­ond in com­mand

The Pilot - - Front Page - BY SAM MCNEISH sa­muel.mcneish@thetele­gram.com

Paul Woodruff has been named deputy chief of the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary.

The for­mer in­spec­tor, born in Twill­ingate, has been with the RNC since 1986.

He was el­e­vated to deputy chief by RNC Chief Joe Boland dur­ing a cer­e­mony at RNC head­quar­ters on Nov. 9.

The pro­mo­tion was one of seven an­nounced at the event em­ceed by Const. Ge­orgina Short in front of fam­ily, friends and col­leagues.

In ad­di­tion, two for­mer in­spec­tors — Ed Oates and Shawn O’Reilly – were el­e­vated to su­per­in­ten­dent po­si­tions.

In ad­di­tion, four new in­spec­tors were in­stalled, in­clud­ing the husband and wife team of Tom and Sharon War­ren, who pre­vi­ously held the po­si­tion of sergeant, and Alex Bren­nan and Paul Roach.

Boland, in ad­vanc­ing these of­fi­cers to new po­si­tions, changed their shoul­der flashes to re­flect their new ranks.

He said there were a lot of good can­di­dates for the po­si­tions, and thanked every­one who had ap­plied for their in­ter­est and said those who were se­lected will best serve the type of polic­ing he wants to have for the pub­lic.

Boland said the RNC is a team

and each of these in­di­vid­u­als will act as a leader for those they serve and for the mem­bers who serve with them.

The fol­low­ing are the posts each of the newly pro­moted of­fi­cers are as­signed to:

Deputy Chief Paul Woodruff: deputy chief of po­lice, op­er­a­tional

pa­trol ser­vices di­vi­sion;

Supt. Shawn O’Reilly: of­fi­cer in charge, crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion di­vi­sion, North­east Avalon re­gion;

Supt. Ed Oates: of­fi­cer in charge, op­er­a­tional pa­trol ser­vices di­vi­sion, North­east Avalon re­gion;

Insp. Paul Roche: of­fi­cer in charge, crimes against per­sons sec­tion, crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion di­vi­sion, North­east Avalon re­gion;

Insp. Alex Bren­nan: pla­toon com­man­der, pla­toons C and D, op­er­a­tional pa­trol ser­vices di­vi­sion, North­east Avalon re­gion;

Insp. Sharon War­ren: of­fi­cer in charge, prop­erty and eco­nomic crimes sec­tion, crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion di­vi­sion, North­east Avalon re­gion;

Insp. Tom War­ren: of­fi­cer in charge, Labrador West re­gion.

JOE GIBBONS/THE TELE­GRAM

The Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary held a cer­e­mony Nov. 9 an­nounc­ing seven pro­mo­tions for of­fi­cers at RNC head­quar­ters. In­cluded in the pro­mo­tions were (front, from left) Supt. Sean O’Reilly, Deputy Chief Paul Woodruff and Supt. Ed Oates; and (back, from left) Chief Joe Boland, Insp. Paul Roche, Insp. Alex Bren­nan, Insp. Sharon War­ren, Insp. Tom War­ren, Deputy Chief Ab Sin­gle­ton and Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Corner Brook Di­vi­sion Pat Roche.

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