The 2019 New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police Executive
Chief Wayne Gallant
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 Alain Lang
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 Paul Fiander
Chief Paul Fiander is a 1979 graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy. Prior to joining the Miramichi Police Force in 1995, he served 15 years with the former Blackville Police Force.
On July 1, 2005, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and on January 1, 2012, he was appointed Chief of Police, Miramichi Police Force.
Chief Fiander has served on the NBACP Executive since 2009 as Secretary-Treasurer. He sits on the Police Act Review Committee and the Strategic Policing Advisory Committee.
In 2013 Chief Fiander received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his exemplary leadership and commitment in advancing public safety in New Brunswick.
Chief Ernie Boudreau
Chief Boudreau was born in Toronto, Ontario, of Acadian parents. He began his policing career following his graduation at the Atlantic Police Academy in Charlottetown, PEI.
He began his career in the NB Highway Patrol working in various detachments around the province He later worked with New Brunswick Provincial Corrections in the City of Fredericton.
He began with the Bathurst Police Force in 1990 rising through the ranks of the organization. Rising to the position of Deputy Chief of Police Administration before being appointed Bathurst Police Chief in 2017.
He had various assignments, such as Crime Prevention, Drug Section, Patrol and officer in charge of criminal investigations.
One of Chief Boudreau’s significant police accomplishments was being given the RCMP commendation for his involvement in Operation Jules as an investigator, part of the Joint Forces Operation with the RCMP in 1994, which lead to the investigation and seizure of the largest cocaine importation in Canadian history.
Chief Boudreau is a member of the Canadian Police Association and presently holds the executive position of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police as treasurer.