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
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