Justice and Public Safety 19 August 2016

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The consultation process to modernize the Police Act started in June and continued on July 28 and 29 with discussions with key stakeholders. The Department of Justice and Public Safety has been engaging key stakeholders since last year, generating ideas to reform and modernize the Police Act, the law that governs municipal policing in New Brunswick. The key stakeholders are the New Brunswick Police Commission, the chiefs of police forces, the New Brunswick Police Association, and the civic authorities responsible to deliver policing. Recommendations coming from the consultation process will provide the basis for proposed changes and updates to specific elements of the act and regulations in order to modernize municipal and regional police forces and to safeguard the professionalism of police officers.