POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 35 NEW GLASGOW - A veteran officer has taken over as police chief in New Glasgow. Delaney Chisholm, who became deputy chief in 2002 and was named acting chief after Lorne Smith retired in July, assumed his duties Wednesday. Originally from HeathertonAntigonish County, and an Atlantic Police Academy graduate, Chief Chisholm began his career 34 years ago with the Pictou County Regional Police, which was formed to serve the towns of Trenton and New Glasgow but later disbanded. Promoted to corporal in 1975, he was appointed detective in 1983 to serve with the major crime unit. The job took him across Nova Scotia as an undercover investigator working on drug crimes and stolen property offences. In 1989 he was promoted to sergeant in charge of a platoon and in 1999 he became a detective-sergeant, heading the major crime unit. In 2002, the year he was appointed deputy chief, he was also made officer in charge of the police emergency response team. Throughout his career, Chief Chisholm continued his professional development by studying administration, leadership management, executive development, major crime case management and emergency measures at the Atlantic Police Academy, Canadian Police College and Dalhousie University The biggest challenge in rural areas is keeping police officers on staff in a competitive industry, said the new chief, adding that he plans to maintain existing connections with other police agencies and the community. ( As originally published The Chronicle Herald, September 13, 2007 By MONICA GRAHAM New Chief for New Glasgow Delaney Chisholm (Contributed) Motorists will be getting used to more cyclists sharing Pictou County roads with them, including East River Road in New Glasgow where a share the road sign has been posted. With her bicycle is Ruth Mitchell, who began a two-year term in July as an active communities co-ordinator on behalf of the Pictou Regional Development Commission. Part of her mandate is helping Pictou County Bikeways, a commuter and recreational cycling project. The initiative has designated 270 kilometres of bike routes in Pictou County and more than 60 kilometres of commuter routes that connect Pictou County’s five towns. With her are Constable Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Police Service and Sherman Knight, New Glasgow's transportation supervisor. (Goodwin photo) The Advocate, November 21, 2007 Share the Road