Justice and Public Safety http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia.html Justice and Public Safety Look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.10.2018-10-05_01.jpg.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. Mascot Sparky the Fire Dog met Grade 6 students during today’s launch of the week at Bayside Middle School. 2018100500:00:00 Illegal cigarettes and controlled substances seized in Miramichi region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.08.2018-08-17_01.JPG.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Miramichi Police Force, seized 513,000 unstamped cigarettes, $12,232 in cash, 145 methamphetamine pills and 25 hydromorph pills on March 25, following a five-week investigation. 2018081700:00:00 Funding for New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.08.2018-08-16_01.jpg.html The provincial government has contributed $77,500 to the New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association to help with the organization's operational costs. Last year, volunteer ground search and rescue teams and their 367 members responded to 33 incidents. They contributed nearly 38,000 hours in prevention, training and search and rescue operations. From left: Alain Levesque, member of the association's board of directors and vice-president of Acadie-Chaleur Ground Search and Rescue; Jean-Guy LeBlanc, the association's treasurer and secretary of Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Daniel Haché, member of the association's board of directors and president of Acadie-Chaleur Ground Search and Rescue. 2018081600:00:00 Investment of over $1 million in flood prediction initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-28_01.jpg.html The provincial and federal governments will invest $1.14 million in two projects to create flood-hazard mapping to help predict the impact of flooding on communities. From left: Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; and Jasmin Boisvert, water sciences specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government. 2018062800:00:00 Drugs, cigarettes, vehicles and firearm seized following joint force operation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-21_02.jpg.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, with assistance from the Edmundston Police Force, conducted highway safety checkpoints in the Edmundston region, resulting in multiple tickets, as well as the seizure of drugs, cigarettes, two vehicles and a firearm. 2018062100:00:00 Graduates reminded of consequences of impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-18_01.jpg.html With prom and graduation season approaching, the provincial government reminds young people that driving under the influence of alcohol puts themselves and others at serious risk. From left: Sophie Thériault, student, École Sainte-Anne; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Danielle Cole, Sandra Clements and Rev. Deborah Ambridge Fisher, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, Greater Fredericton Area Chapter; and Const. Mike Bamford, Fredericton Police Force. 2018061800:00:00 Special financial assistance for recreational properties http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-16_01.JPG.html Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey said several programs are being made available for recreational property owners who experienced property damages during the 2018 spring freshet flooding. 2018051600:00:00 Water will remain high for coming days http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-07_02.jpg.html Water will remain at historically high levels in the southern regions of the province for the coming days. People should continue to be vigilant and avoid any activities on the water, as currents are still strong and there is significant debris in the water. The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization continues to provide assistance to those who require it, with the help of local authorities. 2018050700:00:00 River Watch update http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.04.2018-04-29_01.JPG.html A River Watch update took place today in Fredericton. From left: Ahmed Dassouki, director of operations, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure; Marc Belliveau, deputy director of disaster management, Canadian Red Cross, Atlantic Region; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Wayne Tallon, director of the City of Fredericton Emergency Measures Organization. 2018042900:00:00 Illegal cigarettes seized in Miramichi http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-28_01.JPG.html Enforcement officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Miramichi Police Force, seized 513,261 illegal cigarettes, $12,232 in cash and a quantity of illicit pills on March 25. 2018032800:00:00 New app lets public keep a close eye on potential flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-22_01.JPG.html A new app gives New Brunswickers access to flood forecast data for the St. John River basin on their mobile device. From left: Greg MacCallum, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Sandi MacKinnon, executive director of Greater Fredericton Social Innovation; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Chrystine Harvie and Bernie Connors of Civic Tech Fredericton. 2018032200:00:00 Provincial emergency management funding increased by $1.7 million http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-16_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $1.7 million in additional funding to help improve local emergency preparedness and double the number of regional emergency management co-ordinators. From left: Stacey Cooling, operations manager with the New Brunswick Emergency Measures organization; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Bill Lawlor, provincial director of the Canadian Red Cross. 2018031600:00:00 Service model to improve family justice processes expands into Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-01_01.JPG.html A new service delivery model is expanding into Moncton that will provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Debbie McInnis, executive director of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. 2018030100:00:00 Increase in funding to support victims of crime http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.02.2018-02-09_02.jpg.html Funding to the Victim Services Program was increased in the 2018-19 provincial budget by $1.4 million to sustain a Special Purpose Fund of $2.9 million in order to offer direct services to victims of crime. From left: Kristal LeBlanc, executive director of the Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre; Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2018020900:00:00 Volunteers sought for court support program in Saint John region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.02.2018-02-01_03.jpg.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking volunteers for a program designed to help vulnerable victims as they navigate the court system. From left: Debbie Percival, member of the Court Support Volunteer Program, and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. 2018020100:00:00 Illegal cigarettes seized near Woodstock http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.01.2018-01-19_01.jpg.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Woodstock Police Force, seized 219,800 illegal cigarettes as a result of a joint forces investigation on Jan. 9. A 2007 Dodge Caravan was also seized. 2018011900:00:00 Government wants police to be better equipped to respond to sexual violence cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.12.2017-12-21_02.jpg.html Following the provincewide Sexual Crimes Review, a New Brunswick stakeholder group has been established to examine opportunities to improve the manner in which police forces respond to sexual crime cases. From left: Beth Lyons, executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s Council; Jennifer Richard, director of community development, Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; John Jurcina, assistant deputy minister, law enforcement and inspections division, Department of Justice and Public Safety; and Connie Courcy, acting director of policing standards and contract management, Department of Justice and Public Safety. 2017122100:00:00 Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.12.2017-12-19_01.jpg.html Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Participating in today’s announcement were, from left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Fiona Williams, executive director of Liberty Lane; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2017121900:00:00 Illegal harvesting of deer and moose in Charlotte County http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.12.2017-12-14_02.JPG.html Ten people were arrested after the seizure of more than 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of moose and deer meat, numerous firearms, illegal drugs, a vehicle and other hunting equipment in Charlotte County. 2017121400:00:00 January is Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.12.2017-12-12_01.jpg.html Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry signed a declaration designating January as Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick. The Department of Justice and Public Safety endorses the aims of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers and wishes to raise public awareness of this organization and the importance of its work. From left: Jerry Moffitt, president of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers; Landry; and Insp. Al Farrah, Atlantic Region Air Services, RCMP J Division. 2017121200:00:00 Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2018 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-29_02.jpg.html A provincewide emergency preparedness exercise is being planned for June 2018 in New Brunswick. Called Brunswick Alpha 2018, the one-day exercise will give communities, municipalities and local service districts an opportunity to practise their respective roles during an emergency event. From left: Charline McCoy, acting executive director, Cities of New Brunswick Association; Danielle Charron, executive director, Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick; Henri Mallet, vice-president, Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Eric Megarity, past president, Cities of New Brunswick Association; LCdr. Pete Gallant, Joint Task Force Atlantic; Chris Melvin, Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick; Linda Brown, vice-president, Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick; Greg MacCallum, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Stacey Cooling, New Brunswick Emergency Measures organization. 2017112900:00:00 Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-07_02.jpg.html Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Participating in the announcement were Health Minister Benoît Bourque, left, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2017110700:00:00 Storm Preparedness Week Nov. 6-10 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-02_01.JPG.html As winter approaches, New Brunswickers are invited to take time during Storm Preparedness Week to get ready for when major storms hit the province in the coming months. . From left: Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization. 2017110200:00:00 Minister recognizes MADD’s Project Red Ribbon http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-02_03.jpg.html Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry recognized Project Red Ribbon, an annual campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Front row, from left: Scott Kennie, past-president of MADD Greater Fredericton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Haley Cole; Landry; Julie Cole, president of MADD Greater Fredericton; and Danielle Cole. Back row, from left: Const. Patrick Small; Const. Steven Cliff and Staff Sergeant Paul Battiste, from the Fredericton Police Force; and Cpl. Taylor Baird from the Gagetown Military Police. 2017110200:00:00 Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-01_01.jpg.html Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today during a visit to the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. From left: Kelly Ashfield, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick; Larissa Rose, St. Thomas University intern student at the centre; Norma Dubé, board member of the centre and the Fergusson Foundation; Anne Crocker of the centre and the foundation; Cathy Holtman, director of the centre; Landry; Rina Arseneault, associate director of the centre; and Danie Gagnon and Linda Nielson, researchers with the centre. 2017110100:00:00 2018100500:00:00