Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Police Service. www.rnc.gov.nl.ca This page is not monitored 24/7

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Police Service. The RNC, a progressive and modern police service, dates back to 1729 with the appointment of the first police constables in North America.

Mission: Safer Communities Through Policing Excellence

A community united. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterNL
06/06/2020

A community united. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterNL

Our officers in Corner Brook had a great start to their day after receiving this wonderful message from #NLRockArt West ...
06/03/2020

Our officers in Corner Brook had a great start to their day after receiving this wonderful message from #NLRockArt West Coast. It will be kept in our #CornerBrook Communication Center for good luck! #ThankYou #WhereWeWork #YourRNC

If you need help, have any questions, or want to help somebody involved in intimate partner violence (IPV), you can call...
06/02/2020

If you need help, have any questions, or want to help somebody involved in intimate partner violence (IPV), you can call or email our IPV Unit directly. Call 9-1-1 in a case of an emergency. #EndViolence #YourRNC #InThisTogether

RNC Advises Community of Cyber Crime The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is advising the community of cyber crime ...
05/28/2020

RNC Advises Community of Cyber Crime

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is advising the community of cyber crime which has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There has been an increase in reports of online extortion scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. More people are staying at home and likely using their computer more than usual, and scammers are using this opportunity to find new victims and pressure them into sending money. The currency of choice is most often virtual currency such as Bitcoin. The most common scam in RNC jurisdiction, as well as nationally and internationally, involves scammers sending e-mails threatening to release sexually explicit photos or personally compromising videos to the victim’s contacts if they do not pay a certain amount of Bitcoin. While there are many variations of these online extortion attempts, they often share similar indicators.

Online extortion content varies, but there are a many common indicators of the scam. The following characteristics are not all-inclusive, but should serve as red flags. It is important to remember that scammers adapt their scams to capitalize on current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, high-profile data breaches, or new trends involving the Internet, all in an attempt to give their scams seem more authenticity:

- The online extortion attempt comes as an e-mail from an unknown party and, many times, will be written in broken English with grammatical errors;

- The recipient's personal information is noted in the e-mail or letter to add a higher degree of intimidation to the scam. For example, the recipient's user name or password is provided at the beginning of the e-mail or letter;

- The recipient is accused of visiting adult websites, cheating on a spouse, or being involved in other compromising situations;

- The e-mail or letter includes a statement like, "I had a serious spyware and adware infect your computer," or "I have a recorded video of you" as an explanation of how the information was allegedly gathered;

- The e-mail or letter threatens to send a video or other compromising information to family, friends, coworkers, or social network contacts if a ransom is not paid;

- The e-mail or letter provides a short window to pay, typically 48 hours;

- The recipient is instructed to pay the ransom in Bitcoin, a virtual currency that provides a high degree of anonymity to the transactions.

Tips To Protect Yourself:

- Do not open e-mails or attachments from unknown individuals;

- Monitor your bank account statements regularly, and your credit report at least once a year for any unusual activity;

- Do not communicate with unsolicited e-mail senders;

- Do not store sensitive or embarrassing photos or information online or on your mobile devices;

- Use strong passwords and do not use the same password for multiple websites;

- Never provide personal information of any sort via e-mail. Be aware that many e-mails requesting your personal information appear to be legitimate;

- Ensure security settings for social media accounts are activated and set at the highest level of protection;

- Verify the web address of legitimate websites and manually type the address into your browser.

Victim Reporting:

- Contact the RNC and provide a statement about the scam, and bring or forward copies of any emails or documents that contain information about the scammer;

- Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and submit a report outlining the details of the scam ( https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca);

- Check to see if your email has been compromised in a data breach using the website https://haveibeenpwned.com.

If members of the community have any further inquiries, our investigators can be contacted through [email protected].


Cst. James C. Cadigan, #775
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
[email protected]
(709) 729-8658

To recognize International Peace Officer Memorial Day, Chief Boland and Cst. Short attended the NL Police and Peace Offi...
05/15/2020

To recognize International Peace Officer Memorial Day, Chief Boland and Cst. Short attended the NL Police and Peace Officers Memorial site at the Confederation Building this morning to honour and remember the peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their communities. A wreath was laid to show our respect, and some time was taken to remember on behalf of #YourRNC. #NPW2020 #WeWillRemember

Across Canada, National Police Week is being celebrated with the theme 'One Uniform. Many Specialties'. Did you know tha...
05/13/2020

Across Canada, National Police Week is being celebrated with the theme 'One Uniform. Many Specialties'. Did you know that #YourRNC has a Marine Unit? #NPW2020

RNC Participating in Canada Road Safety Week: Shifting Gears The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) mark the beginnin...
05/13/2020

RNC Participating in Canada Road Safety Week: Shifting Gears

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) mark the beginning of Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day national campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. This annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads.

The focus of this campaign continues to be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk. Despite the fact that most drivers claim to be aware of the laws and regulations related to impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving, many do not appear to fully understand the various behaviours that define each of these infractions and, if they do, some continue to break the rules. This is why this year’s campaign theme is about “Shifting Gears”. We are encouraging members of communities to “think differently” about problematic driving behaviours by broadening their understanding of the rules. We are also inviting them to acknowledge the bad habits they may not have realized they had and to “change their driving behaviours” accordingly.

While traffic on Canada’s roads may be reduced due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for Canada Road Safety Week remains relevant. Anecdotally, some police services have seen an increase in the number of impaired driving, speeding and road racing incidents in their communities. This is not a trend we want to see in our communities.

"As we approach the summer months, we know that traffic safety concerns become more prevalent. With a focus on aggressive and distracted driving practices, we will be taking an enforcement driven approach to changing behaviours on our roadways”, says RNC Inspector Andrew Warren.

The RNC is proud to be participating in this year’s Canada Road Safety Campaign. While this public safety initiative is part of a national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, we are confident that our local efforts will help make the roads in our communities among the safest in Canada.


Cst. James C. Cadigan, #775
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
[email protected]
(709) 729-8658

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
05/12/2020

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

RNC Celebrating Police Week 2020

Police Week has traditionally taken place each May to coincide with Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, internationally recognized on May 15. To continue this tradition, the RNC has designated May 10 to 16, 2020 Police Week with the theme “Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Strong!”

2020 has been a challenging year so far, with the unprecedented snowfall and State of Emergency on the Northeast Avalon, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then on April 19, we lost a fellow R.C.M.P. officer, Constable Heidi Stevenson, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving her community. The loss of one of our own hurts each of us, and reminds us all of the dangers that we face every day.

During police week, we will celebrate the lives of all those whose hard work, dedication and sacrifice has helped keep our communities safe. We will continue to take time throughout our day to take care of ourselves and one another, as we all work side by side in our commitment to help keep our communities safe and healthy.

Thank you to all peace officers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong!

RNC Celebrating Police Week 2020 Police Week has traditionally taken place each May to coincide with Peace Officers’ Mem...
05/11/2020

RNC Celebrating Police Week 2020

Police Week has traditionally taken place each May to coincide with Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, internationally recognized on May 15. To continue this tradition, the RNC has designated May 10 to 16, 2020 Police Week with the theme “Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Strong!”

2020 has been a challenging year so far, with the unprecedented snowfall and State of Emergency on the Northeast Avalon, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then on April 19, we lost a fellow R.C.M.P. officer, Constable Heidi Stevenson, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving her community. The loss of one of our own hurts each of us, and reminds us all of the dangers that we face every day.

During police week, we will celebrate the lives of all those whose hard work, dedication and sacrifice has helped keep our communities safe. We will continue to take time throughout our day to take care of ourselves and one another, as we all work side by side in our commitment to help keep our communities safe and healthy.

Thank you to all peace officers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong!

RNC Searching for Wanted Person: Wallace HISCOCK (1991-03-08)The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is requesting the...
05/08/2020

RNC Searching for Wanted Person: Wallace HISCOCK (1991-03-08)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is requesting the assistance of the public with locating wanted person, Wallace HISCOCK.

The RNC have charged Mr. HISCOCK, a 29 year old man of Mount Pearl, in relation to breach of court order. A warrant for his arrest is currently in effect.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. HISCOCK are asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
Please see the attached photograph of HISCOCK.

RNC File # 2019-45447

Cst. James C. Cadigan, #775
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
[email protected]
(709) 729-8658

RNC Investigating Pedestrian Collision in Metro The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is investigating a motor vehic...
05/01/2020

RNC Investigating Pedestrian Collision in Metro

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in St. John’s.

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, at approximately 11:20 am, RNC Operational Patrol Services Division responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on MacDonald Drive, just West of Torbay Road, in St. John’s. On arrival, responding officers spoke with the operator of the vehicle involved in the collision, which was a grey Hyundai Elantra. The pedestrian, a 63 year old man, was taken to a hospital to be treated for serious injury as a result of the collision.

The RNC accident investigators are seeking witnesses to this collision, and also request that anyone with dash camera or CCTV footage in the area contact the RNC.

The investigation is ongoing, and investigators request that anyone with information on this incident contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
RNC File # 2020-20547

Cst. James C. Cadigan, #775
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
[email protected]
(709) 729-8658

Check out the snow capped Blow-Me-Down Mountains on the beautiful West Coast of NL today. 📸 Cst.Keith Bursey  #WhereWeWo...
04/29/2020

Check out the snow capped Blow-Me-Down Mountains on the beautiful West Coast of NL today.
📸 Cst.Keith Bursey #WhereWeWorkWednesday #YourRNC #nlwx #FlattenTheCurve #stayhome #inthistogether #CornerBrook #AppalachianTrail #BlowMeDownMountain

04/24/2020

Today we wore red to honour fallen RCMP officer Constable Heidi Stevenson. We thank you Cst. Stevenson for your bravery and courage. We grieve for all the families that lost a loved one during last weekends tragedy in Nova Scotia. Sending love and strength to all our brothers and sisters in Red Serge today❤️. #WeWillRememberHer
#WearRedFriday #RCMP #NovaScotiaStrong #YourRNC

RNC Intimate Partner Violence Unit Continue InitiativesThe Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Intimate Partner Violen...
04/24/2020
Intimate Partner Violence - Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

RNC Intimate Partner Violence Unit Continue Initiatives

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Unit continues to provide supports for victims, while working to detect violence in our communities in the face of COVID-19 concerns.

As we progress through this effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the RNC IPV Unit remains active, working with our front line to detect violence within our communities. By analyzing all of our calls for service, the IPV Unit crime analyst is able to support and inform our response to violence in our community, and identify any incidents with links to intimate partner violence. Cst. Lindsay Dillon of the IPV Unit is passionate about violence prevention, devoting the past 6 years of her career to IPV, building relationships to end violence in the communities we serve.


“Intimate partner violence is complex, and every case is unique. This is why we rely on the relationships we have built with our community partners, such as Iris Kirby House, to have the opportunity to provide supports which break down barriers for victims. In addition, by supporting our front line response, we have been able to detect and identify abusers within our community. We want the community to know that we continue to provide supports for victims, and we want to work with you to end violence across our province.”

- Cst. Lindsay Dillon, RNC Intimate Partner Violence Unit


Here are a few of the initiatives provided by our IPV Unit:

-Cell Phone Program

The RNC provides cell phones with minutes to victims of intimate partner violence who have had their phone damaged or stolen, or are in need of one. This initiative provides victims the means to contact police should the need arise as well as maintain contact with family and friends to ensure safety.

-Pet Safe Keeping Program

The pet safe keeping program aims to provide emergency shelter for pets belonging to victims of intimate partner violence. This program assists in reducing barriers for individuals who are leaving violent relationships, as many victims will delay leaving out of concern for their pets. The program is a partnership between the RNC, Iris Kirby House, and the City of John’s (Humane Services) and currently exists in St. John’s and Corner Brook. The RNC is working with community partners in Labrador City and Mount Pearl to implement similar programs.

- Lock Exchange Program

The lock exchange program is a collaboration with the RNC and the Canadian Federation of University Women to install replacement locks for women who are in need of having door locks replaced due to fear of intimate partner violence. The RNC in Labrador West is in the process of collaborating with IOCC, who will be funding this initiative in Labrador City.

We want to help you, and we can be contacted at our nearest detachment, or you can reach out to our IPV Unit at 729-8093. The email contact for our IPV Unit is [email protected]. You can also visit our website at https://www.rnc.gov.nl.ca/services/intimate-partner-violence/ for more information on this topic. In a case of an emergency contact 9-1-1 and we will respond and help you.

This pandemic also poses increased challenges upon mental health. Please know that we are here for you, and if you are struggling, we are always available to help. You can also reach out to the Crisis Line 1-888-737-4668, or contact 9-1-1 in a case of an emergency.

Cst. James C. Cadigan, #775
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
[email protected]
(709) 729-8658

Are you or someone you know a victim of intimate partner violence (IPV)? Intimate partner violence can be defined as any physical or sexual force, actual or threatened, in an intimate relationship. It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts forming a pattern of abuse through the us...

It is important to report any suspicion of abuse in our communities. We continue our work to detect intimate partner vio...
04/23/2020

It is important to report any suspicion of abuse in our communities. We continue our work to detect intimate partner violence and identify abusers across our province. #YourRNC #EndViolence #HereForYou

Rainbow Riders - Therapeutic Riding Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.
04/23/2020

Rainbow Riders - Therapeutic Riding Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.

We want to recognize the contributions of RNC Cst. Jim French. Jim has gotten us out of many a facilities jam as well as keeping Scoopy ( our tractor) working for us. Thank you Jim for all you do. You’re truly one of a kind❤️🌈🐴#NVW2020 #nationalvolunteerweek #applaudingvolunteersnl #applaudingvolunteers #barnlife #rainbowridersnl #therapeuticriding #therapyhorses #therapeuticridingcenter #bestvolunteers

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