Chief says police focus is on community's well-being
Police Chief Ron Gignac outlined in a letter to the public regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, “the Belleville Police Service has been taking a tiered approach to enforcement with a focus on education and warnings concerning the prohibitions in place. As we progress through this difficult time enforcement action may become necessary, and has recently become necessary. This was exampled by a charge that was laid with a gathering of people on April 5. A charge was laid on a person who organized a group gathering and did not heed the direction of police not to make such arrangements and disburse.
April 8, 2020 - The Intelligencer Tim Meeks
Cops and Kids Reel in Another Success
Cops and Kids reel in another success.
Close to 200 participants braved the cold weather as they walked onto the Bay of Quinte for the annual Cops and Kids Ice Fishing derby.
The derby was originally planned to be take place Jan. 18, but was delayed due to weather temperatures causing poor ice conditions. But the delay did not affect the numbers or participants in the slightest.
“The response from the community has been really good,” said Constable Pat Comeau, the individual behind the derby. “The turn out today has been great, we’ve got police officers, auxiliary police,
February 18, 2020 - The Intelligencer Alex Filipe
Cops and Kids Ice Fishing Derby
Cops, Kids and Ice Fishing Derby set for Feb. 15, 2020. Children will have to wait until mid-February to enjoy some ice fishing with Belleville Police officers.
A release from the police service said ice conditions are less than favourable for the fourth annual Cops, Kids and Ice Fishing Derby because of mild weather and rain.
The event has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 and it will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The location will remain the same at the Herchimer Avenue boat launch.
This date is also tentative depending on the weather and further confirmation will be sent closer to the
January 14, 2020 - INQUINTE.CA Bill Holland
Date set for Ribbon Cutting at new Police Station
Belleville’s new, state-of-the-art police headquarters will officially open July 29, 2020.
Mayor Mitch Panciuk announced the date has been set for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new, much-anticipated Belleville Police headquarters at a press conference at city hall.
January 12, 2020 - The Intelligencer Tim Meeks