About Us

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Police Service. The RNC dates back to 1729, with the appointment of the first police constables. In the 19th century, the RNC was modeled after the Royal Irish Constabulary with the secondment in 1844 of Timothy Mitchell of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be Inspector General, making it the oldest civil police service in North America.

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a fully integrated police service that fosters community partnerships to build safe and healthy communities.

Core Values


We are honest, trustworthy and always strive to do what is right


We treat each other and those we serve with dignity and compassion


We work in partnership with each other and the community to achieve our goals


We take pride in ourselves, our community and the quality of services we provide


We are committed to maintaining high standards of conduct, expertise and training