Police Services Board honours officers for good works
The Belleville Police Service Board celebrated members of its service Thursday for everything from provincially recognized accomplishments to kindness to the community.
The board, meeting at City Hall in an open meeting for the first time since the pandemic began, paid tribute to a handful of officers and one civilian who have gone above and beyond the call.
Board chair Jack Miller noted that especially during these times when there is so much attention on policing and some of the negative elements, it was important to recognize the good as well.
September 17, 2020 - INQUINTE.CA Bill Glitsky
Adopt-a-Child warming up for the season
The last warmth of summer means it’s time to ensure kids’ warmth for winter, and the Adopt-a-Child team is ready for the challenge. But as always, the Belleville-based charity, now in its 33rd year of providing children with winter clothing, will need donations to succeed. Chair Ann Earle-Dempsey, a Belleville police detective constable, said the program is in good shape, with a considerable supply of clothing already stocked, but more will be needed.
September 12, 2020 - The Intelligencer Luke Hendry
Canine Unit Will Make Belleville Safer
The Friendly City has a new police officer and he’s ready to take a bite out of crime. Belleville Police Service (BPS) introduced its newest officer, Bax, a two-year-old German Shepherd, who, along with handler Const. Jesse McInroy, was officially introduced to the community at an event to thank sponsors and donors who contributed to making the city’s first K-9 Unit since 2013 possible.
September 10, 2020 - The Intelligencer Tim Meeks
Belleville police to move into new $26.3M HQ in mid-October
It won’t be long before a caravan of moving trucks will head out across the city tasked with relocating Belleville police headquarter’s contents to new digs in the west end.
Belleville Police Service’s 96 sworn officers will move to their new $26.3 million headquarters in mid-October at the nine-acre corner site of Sidney and College streets.
Deputy Chief Mike Callaghan said it’s all systems go as the final pieces of the multi-year project fall into place allowing for a three-day move into the single-floor facility undergoing a major retrofit of the former Veridian
August 31, 2020 - The Intelligencer Derek Baldwin