The 2022 New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police Executive
Chief Gary Forward
Gary Forward began his 33-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 (ERT).
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 New Brunswick.
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). In addition to his current role as Chief of Police with the Woodstock Police Force, Gary serves as the President of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police (NBACP) and as past-Chair of the Province’s Executive Committee (PEC).
Chief Martin Gaudet
Chief Martin Gaudet began his appointment as the 15th Chief of the Fredericton Police Force on August 26, 2022.
A 28-year police veteran, Deputy Chief Gaudet joined the Force in February 1995, and has worked in Patrols, as a Neighborhood Officer, in Training and Media, the Office of Professional Standards, and as a Staff Sergeant in charge of Special Teams.
He was promoted to Inspector in December 2013, at which time he also took over the role of Officer-in-Charge of the Force’s Primary Response Team. In May 2015, Gaudet was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.
Chief Gaudet has a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the Université de Moncton (BPE ’92) and graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy in 1994. He has had the privilege of serving as aide-de-camp to four Lieutenant Governors and is a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and the 20-year Police Exemplary Service Medal. He is also a member of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Gaudet was officially appointed Police Chief at the regular Council meeting of August 22, 2022.
Chief Roger Clavet
Roger Clavet is originally from Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Restigouche in northern New Brunswick. He began his career with the BNPP Regional Police in 1989. He worked in various functions as patrol officer, investigator and detective-sergeant. In 2021, he was promoted to deputy chef in transition to become chef in January 2022.
Chief Clavet lives in Beresford with his wife Danielle. He has two children who live in the Moncton area.