RCMP and RNC announce new commander of CFSEU-NL

September 21, 2017
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RMCP) Inspector Derek Santosuosso has been named the Officer in Charge of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Newfoundland and Labrador (CFSEU-NL).

Inspector Santosuosso brings 20 years of policing experience to CFSEU-NL. He has worked in General Duty policing, homicide and suspicious death investigations and also led investigations into cold case homicides.

"The dedicated men and women who work with CFSEU-NL make a profound impact on serious and organized crime in Newfoundland and Labrador," said Assistant Commissioner Peter Clark, Commanding Officer with the Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP. "Inspector Santosuosso's background with integrated policing teams as well as his serious crimes investigations will be invaluable as he takes the lead with CFSEU-NL here in the province."

CFSEU-NL is an integrated RCMP-RNC unit that uses intelligence-led, integrated policing to disrupt serious and organized crime in Newfoundland and Labrador. It focuses primarily on child exploitation, organized crime and drug trafficking.

"Inspector Santosuosso is a strong choice to lead CFSEU-NL," said Chief Joe Boland of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. "I look forward to working with him, and to seeing CFSEU-NL build on their successes and continue to disrupt serious and organized crime in Newfoundland and Labrador."

The role of Officer-in-Charge of CFSEU-NL alternates between the RCMP and RNC every two to three years. Inspector Santosuosso replaces the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's Superintendent Marlene Jesso, who recently retired.


Contact information

Laura Hepditch
Director of Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP


Cst. Geoffrey G. Higdon #819
Media Relations / Social Media Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

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