Belleville Police Chief and Deputy commit to Indigenous Student Bursary
A new bursary is being offered through the Belleville Police Service, to a local Indigenous high school student who has an interest in policing and law enforcement.
Police Chief Mike Callaghan and Deputy Chris Barry are each contributing $1,000 towards the annual $2,000 BPS Indigenous Student Bursary, which will be awarded to an Indigenous student at a local high school who plans to take the Police Foundations Program at Loyalist College.
The bursary would be handed out at the end of the student’s first year of studies.
Callaghan says he hopes the program will “break down the
March 26, 2021 - Quinte News David Foot
IMPACT Program announcment
Healthcare-related organizations are receiving additional responsibility to help local police forces in improving outcomes for people suffering from mental health.
Representatives from the Belleville Police, local detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police, Addictions and Mental Health Services Hastings Prince Edward and Quinte Healthcare were on hand at a virtual partnership announcement on Wednesday morning to announce a little more than $1 million in one-time funding for the setup of the IMPACT program.
February 25, 2021 - INQUINTE.CA Brock Ormond
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