New Brunswick Police Commission

Lynn Chaplin was initially appointed to the NB Police Commission in 2015 and recently was re-appointed as Vice Chair for a three year term. Ms. Chaplin holds an undergraduate degree from UNB and a diploma in Restorative Justice from Queen’s University. 

Ms. Chaplin’s 30 year career in Federal Corrections and Parole, spanned multiple positions in institutional and community corrections in various communities in New Brunswick.  Ms. Chaplin is a retired member of the Correctional Service of Canada Executive Committee for the Atlantic Region and was awarded the Medal of Exemplary Service.



Mr. Léger’s expertise relates to the machinery and process of government. His career in the New Brunswick public service extended over 26 years. He served as Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that he served as Deputy Minister in the Departments of Health; Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour; and Public Safety where he developed an understanding of policing and law enforcement. During his career in the civil service, he was recognized as a mentor to his peers and to the next generation of civil servants, and for his ability to forge productive partnerships.

An active member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), Mr. Léger is currently on the board for the Fredericton chapter. He is chair of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration and the Donald G. Dennison Award for Public Administration created in 2016 for public servants both under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Léger holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.


Bob Eckstein resides with his family in New Maryland.

Mr. Eckstein holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology 1982) and Bachelor of Social Work (1989) from St. Thomas University and a Masters’ of Social Work (1992) from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Mr. Eckstein worked for approximately 35 years in the Provincial Public Service, with over 20 years of service in Community and Correction Services, as a Correctional Officer and youth counselor, social worker, Youth Criminal Justice Act implementation manager, and youth justice senior policy and program adviser. For 8 years he was a Director in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as lead for the Integrated Service Delivery program for youth with emotional behavioural and mental health issues. In 2017 he was awarded the Donald D. Dennison Award for Public Administration in New Brunswick.

He was a sessional Instructor in the Criminology program at St. Thomas University.

Mr. Eckstein was recently appointed as a fulltime Assistant Professor in the Social Work program at St. Thomas University.


John Foran resides with his family in Miramichi.

Mr. Foran served the Chatham Police Force as the Chief of Police for two years and Superintendent of the Miramichi Police Force for eight years. John retired in his 29th year of policing to enter politics.

Mr. Foran was Councillor for the Town of Newcastle for 12 years and held various roles with the Miramichi City Council from 2012 to 2016. During his tenure as Town/City Councillor, Mr. Foran also served as Deputy and Acting Mayor on various occasions as well as performing the role of Chair from time to time on almost all council committees.

Mr. Foran was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for a period of seven years and four of those years he was the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Mr. Foran was appointed as a part-time member of the New Brunswick Police Commission for a two-year term.