(Thunder Bay) The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Board and Acting Chief of Police Robin Jones are pleased to announce that Ms. Jacqueline Genaille has been hired as the new Deputy Chief of Police for NAPS.

Jacquie has served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 1995 and worked as a front line police officer in many isolated and remote communities, a Detachment Commander in numerous locations and for the last four years, in charge of the First Nation Policing Program in Manitoba.

Deputy Chief Genaille will be relocating to Thunder Bay with one of her two sons.  Her other son is a police officer with Treaty Three Police Service.

The Deputy is a First Nation member of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, located in Northern Manitoba. She is proud first of her family, of her Aboriginal culture, and that she has been the Eagle Staff Keeper for the RCMP.  Jacquie has had the honour of representing Aboriginal People in her law enforcement career along with promoting harmonious networking and member development.

Deputy Chief Jacqueline Genaille begins her new career with NAPS on January 11, 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.234
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario