The BNPP was established in 1981 when the
municipalities of the region felt the need for an around the
clock police presence. The villages of Beresford, Nigadoo,
Petit-Rocher and Pointe-Verte, and the local service districts
of Petit-Rocher South and North got together to form the
first regional police force in New Brunswick. The police station,
which in centrally located in Nigadoo, was officialy opened on
October 22, 1981.
In 2003, the police forces of Northern New Brunswick formed an alliance by signing a Mutual Aid Agreement for the sharing of specialized police services. These forces include Bathurst, Grand Falls, Edmunston, Woodstock, Miramichi and the BNPP Regional Police. This allows the forces to provide more specialized services while remaining cost efficient. The shared services include Identity, the acquiring of physical evidence; dog master; and major crimes, just to name a few.
The BNPP patrols the streets of our community and responds to all calls. It is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, the Criminal Code and all other provincial statutes.
In 2010, the police force consists of 16 officers, two secretaries; and the Chief. It serves a population of 8 891 residents.
BNPP Regional Police: (506) 542-2666