BADGE - Canada - NL - Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cap badge old style (chromed old style)
Part of my Canadian Law enforcement badge collection
After 1833 the new Newfoundland legislature paid the salaries of magistrates and constables from the general revenue in St. Johns and the larger outports, and this force existed until The Newfoundland Constabulary was formally established in 1871 with its headquarters in St. Johns.
With Confederation (1949) came the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), who were contracted to provide policing services to the new province. They took over the duties of the Newfoundland Ranger Force and assumed policing responsibilities for all areas of the province outside of St. Johns (which continued to be policed by the RNC).
Beginning in the 1980s the jurisdiction of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was extended to various areas which had been policed by the RCMP since Confederation. It now also polices the Northeast Avalon (which includes Mount Pearl and surrounding communities), the city of Corner Brook, and Labrador West.