Chief Honours Long Serving Members
Belleville ON, On Thursday June 28th 2018, Chief Ron Gignac presented three Special Constables from the Court Services Unit with their Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals. The three Special Constables are part of the team that is responsible for prisoner transportation and Court Safety and Security in the City of Belleville. The three members who received their medals are;
Special Constable Harry Burley – Special Constable Burley started with the Belleville Police Service in 1988 as an Auxiliary Member. S/C Burley became a Special Constable in 2001
Special Constable William Smith – Special Constable Smith also started with the Belleville Police Service in 1990 as an Auxiliary Member. S/C Smith became a Special Constable in 2001
Special Constable Roy Matacheskie – Special Constable Matacheskie also started with the Belleville Police Service in 1988 as an Auxiliary Member. S/C Matacheskie became a Special Constable in 2003
Some information on the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal;
The Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal, created on June 22, 2004, recognizes peace officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.
Recipients of the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal (POESM) must have completed at least 20 years of exemplary service protecting the safety and security of the Canadian public with one or more organizations (federal, provincial or municipal) that employ peace officers. Ten of these years of service must have been spent performing duties involving potential risk. The peace officer must have performed these duties on the front line, on-site, in the field, or in direct service/contact with the public.