New Deputy Chief Sworn In
It was a big day in the City of Belleville on Monday, February 15,2021.
Belleville's deputy police chief Chris Barry was officially sworn in by Justice Stephen Hunter at the new police headquarters.
"We were really happy to see deputy chief sworn in today," said Mayor Mitch Panciuk. "It's really great that we have an officer that rose up through the ranks.
February 16, 2021 - INQUINTE.CA Nicole Kleinsteuber
2020: A year in review with Belleville’s Police Chief
Belleville’s newly minted police chief took over in an unprecedented time of discussion of purpose, usefulness and cost of police prompted by global protests over anti-Black racism and police brutality.
Couple that with an ongoing opioid and mental health crisis, a rise in crime plus a pandemic, you have got a year beyond compare.
“As we go through some pretty significant challenges in 2020, I think it is incredibly important for our community to know and understand that we are trying to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our community at the same time ensure that we are
December 29, 2020 - NICOLE KLEINSTEUBER INQUINTE.CA
Callaghan officially Belleville's top cop
A familiar face has taken over the top spot at Belleville Police Services.
Surrounded by family, including his two sons who are also both police officers, Mike Callaghan, was officially sworn in as the new chief of police at a ceremony at The Banquet Hall in Belleville on November 13.
Callaghan, a Belleville native who has been a police officer for 35 years, has been deputy chief since 2017 under Chief Ron Gignac. He has been serving as acting chief of police since Gignac went on leave in July; Gignac announced his retirement from the force last month.
In a ceremony that was part
November 16, 2020 - INQUINTE.CA Bill Glitsky
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