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09 December 2014Warning - this news article expired on 2015-01-09. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Social Media Investigation


   On December 8, 2014 information was brought forward to the Belleville Police Service that there have recently been inappropriate comments posted on "Twitter " from an account the may be linked to a member of the Belleville Police Service. These comments have since been removed and an internal investigation has been launched to determine who was responsible for them. Officers with the Belleville Police Service posting information through social media are governed by both BPS policies and procedures as well as the Police Services Act even when off duty. A breach of either of these can result in penalties ranging from verbal or written reprimands to dismissal from the police service depending on the severity of the incidents. No further information will be released at this time pending the completion of this investigation.