Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones, Commanding Officer, Nunavut
Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Halifax, NS. She joined the RCMP in May 1992 out of H Division with her first posting to Langley, BC. In her 26.5 years with the RCMP, she has served in the Lower Mainland (Langley, Surrey & Chilliwack), South East District (Kelowna & West Kelowna) and North District (Prince Rupert & Prince George) within E Division on various units: General Duty, Major Crimes, Serious Crimes, Street Enforcement Unit, Property Crime, Bike Squad and the Coastal Police Unit.
In 2001, C/Supt Jones served on a 9 month United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) where she was employed first as a Primary Field Training Officer training new Kosovar Police Service Recruits in the field, then as an investigator on the Pristina Murder Squad and finally, as the Operations Officer for Station 2 in Pristina.
In 2006, C/Supt Jones was promoted to the rank of Corporal in Surrey, BC, where she served as a supervisor on the watch in Newton and Whalley and an investigator in Major Crimes. In 2012, C/Supt Jones was promoted to Sergeant in charge of the Prince Rupert Coastal Police Unit in Prince Rupert, BC and then promoted to Staff Sergeant Operations NCO at the Prince Rupert Detachment in early 2015.
In May 2015, C/Supt Jones was commissioned to the rank of Inspector and served as the Operations Support Officer and Acting Operations Officer for North District in E Division (BC).
In March 2017, C/Supt Jones was promoted to Superintendent as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations in G Division (NT).
In January 2019, C/Supt Jones was promoted and appointed as the new Commanding Officer for V Division RCMP.
C/Supt Jones has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo medal, The Queens Golden Jubilee medal, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, the RCMP Long Service medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration.
C/Supt Jones resides in Iqaluit, NU with her husband Allan Dengis, a retired member of the RCMP after 34 years of service. C/Supt Jones enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, backpacking and, most of all, she and her husband enjoy long distance touring on their motorcycles.
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