Town of Woodstock appoints new police chief

Woodstock Police

The Town of Woodstock has its new police chief as Gary Forward has been appointed to the post.

Woodstock Acting CAO Andrew Garnett made the announcement on Tuesday.

Forward has 30 years in public safety where he spent 27 years with the Fredericton Police Force and 3 years with the Government of New Brunswick.

In a release, the town says he has a background in Community Policing where he was in charge of the Major Crime and Patrol Response Divisions with the Fredericton Police Department, and recently concluded a contract with the Public Safety Contraband Enforcement Unit.

The town says Chief Forward’s appointment completes the Management Restructuring of the Woodstock Police Force.