The 2020 New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police Executive 

Chief Alain Lang 
Chief Stephan Drolet 
Vice President 


Alain Lang is the newly appointed Chief of Police with the Edmundston Police Force.


Chief Lang graduated from the RCMP academy in 1992, he began his career in Law Enforcement in Toronto. In 1996, Chief Lang was transferred in New Brunswick where he worked in different general duty detachments. In 2000, he was transferred to federal policing where he worked on different organized crime and border integrity investigation.


In December 2011, Chief Lang was promoted to the rank of Staff Sargent as the NCO i/c of four different federal policing offices in New Brunswick. In March 2017, after 25 years serving the RCMP, Chief Lang retired.


In April 2017, Chief Lang was hired as Inspector in charge of operations with the Edmundston Police Force. A position he kept until he was promoted to Chief of Police in September 2018.

Chief Lang is originally from Edmundston and he is really proud to serve this community he grew up in. 

Chief Wayne Gallant
Past President

Chief Wayne Gallant spent 27 years in the RCMP before retiring in November of 2016 after having served in a variety of operational and administrative roles in four provinces (Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick). Upon his retirement, Wayne was the Chief Superintendent - Officer
in Charge of Criminal Operations in J-Division (New Brunswick).

Wayne has been with the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force as Police Chief since November of 2017. He is the current president of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Brunswick representative on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors.  He is the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, the RCMP Exemplary Service award, and is a Member of the Order of Merit (M.O.M.) of Police Forces.

Wayne started his working life as a high school teacher and holds Bachelors degrees in Arts and Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, along with a Masters Degree in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick.

Chief Gary Forward

Gary Forward began his 30-year public safety career with the Fredericton Police Force in 1990 and retired in 2016 as the Inspector in charge of the Major Crime and Primary Response Teams. Gary held positions with Fredericton’s drug section, street crime unit, community policing unit, and as team leader of the Force’s Emergency Response Team.


In 2011, Gary was seconded to the RCMP as the Divisional Intelligence Officer (DIO) where he received that agency’s Award of Distinction for excellence in human resource management. In 2016, Gary joined New Brunswick’s Contraband Enforcement Unit (CEU) as the officer in charge with a mandate to disrupt the more than 13 million dollars in annual loss created by illicit tobacco in this province.


A recipient of the Craig Bailey Memorial Award for crime prevention initiatives and Exemplary Service Medal, Gary holds a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (2010) and Masters Degree (2016) from the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Gary joined the Woodstock Police Force in 2019 where he proudly serves as that agency’s Chief of Police.

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