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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 5 ARTICLES OF INTEREST FROM AROUND THE PROVINCE… Running the Ship at Age 37 33 New Chief for New Glasgow 35 Share the Road 35 Technology Helps Save Life 37 Kids ‘N’ Kops 37 Cops Tracking Some Schools 39 Police put Lifelines in Vehicles 41 New Glasgow Police Favour Tasers 43 Cop Wakes Boy as Flames Shoot out Roof 45 Protecting Those on Thin Ice 47 Lockdown Drill Trains Kids to Handle Emergencies 49 Truro School Adds Cop to Staff 51 Electronic Eye on Vandals 53 Retiring Police Chief gets Warm Sendoff 55 Making Communities Better Place Key Goal of Police Academy Leader 57 AWARENESS & PREVENTION INFORMATION… Canada’s Drug Strategy 59 When Does Drug Use Become a Problem? 63 Drug Laws in Canada 67 Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use 69 Tips on Avoiding Drug Use 69 Substance Abuse Issues 71 Misuse and Abuse of Oxycodone-based Prescription Drugs 81 Oxycontin Addiction 83 Wife Abuse - The Impact on Children 85 Child Abuse - Knowing the Signs 91 Potential Effects of Witnessing Family Violence on Children 93 Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 95 What is dating violence? 101 Dating Violence 105 Crisis Lines 107 Bullying In Canada 109 Everyday Challenges: Children and Bullying 117 Challenging Cyber Bullying 123 Online Dangers 127 Internet Child Exploitation - Internet Luring 129 Managing the Internet 131 Creating a Family Internet Agreement 135 Tracking Where Kids Have Been on the Internet 139 Internet Addiction 141 Table of Contents 37th Annual Crime Prevention Guide POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA Thank You from PANS! 1 About Us 3 J.W. “Joe” Ross 7 Publisher’s Page 13 The Official Opening of the New Bridgewater Police Service 15 Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service 17 Canadian Police Association Annual Memorial Service 19 “Stanley Cup” Ceremony 19 20th Annual Scott Zinck Golf Tournament 21 New Glasgow Police Youth Program 21 Operation Christmas 23 Business Crime Prevention Brochure 23 City Police Donate Car Seats 25 Teddy Bear Toss 25 PANS All Stars vs. Tim Hortons All Stars Benefit Hockey - New Glasgow 27 - Wolfville 29 - Halifax 31 Advertisers’ Index 144
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 7 J. W. “Joe” Ross Retired after more than 50 years in Law Enforcement The story of a lifetime of dedication, achievements and commitment When Joe Ross stepped down as Executive Director of the Police Association of Nova Scotia over a year ago, we indeed witnessed the end of an era. It seems only fair that we should take a few moments here to recount and summarize a bit of his legacy, keeping in mind it is highly unlikely that we will ever again see his like. Joseph W. "Joe" Ross was born inYarmouth, Nova Scotia, on March 19th, 1931, the third child in a family of six. In 1939, the family relocated to Halifax, where Joe finished his formal education, at least for that time, at St. Patrick's School. At the age of 14, Joe signed on as a crewman on the Lady Rodney, a merchant ship engaged in returning war brides from Europe to Halifax. Shortly afterward, he signed on as a mess boy with Imperial Oil and sailed on various tankers in roles of increasing responsibility from 1945 to 1954. It was during this period that Joe first became involved in labour relations. At 17 years of age, he was selected to represent his ship's crew at consultation sessions during which Imperial strove to find out how its employees felt about their work and what should be done to improve working conditions. This selection was no small honour considering that some of Joe's shipmates had been at sea longer than he had been in the world. After nearly ten years at sea, and after careful consideration, Joe came ashore and commenced his police career on April 6th, 1955. It is fair to say that in Halifax in 1955, working conditions in the police world were far from exemplary. The starting salary was in the range of $1,800 per year and there were no benefits of any consequence. In fact, the police pension plan had recently gone bankrupt, leaving police officers with virtually no security during their working years and even less after retirement. In 1961, Joe was elected President of the Halifax Police Recreation and Social Club, with dues set at 25 cents per month. This organization grew, in large part due to Joe's efforts, to the point where it became the Halifax Police Association and was finally accepted as the bargaining agent for police officers. Despite this progress, in actual fact, Constables had relatively little influence within the association. Consequently, conditions seemed to improve at a faster rate for senior NCO's and Commissioned Officers than for the rank and file. However, this situation was about to change. In 1966, there were 32 recognized municipal police departments in Nova Scotia. Acting upon his own initiative, Joe contacted every police force in the province and invited representatives to a meeting to discuss possible solutions to what were seen as very significant problems related to salary, benefits, training, equipment and other common issues across the province. The turnout from throughout the province was overwhelming and at this very first meeting the Police Association of Nova Scotia was formed with Joe Ross as its first President. Joe was, and is, dedicated to police officers in a way that few people know or understand. Very shortly after the Police Association of Nova Scotia came into existence, it became evident that if working conditions for police in Nova Scotia were to improve, it could not happen with p a r t - t i m e a s s o c i a t i on leadership. (continued...)
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 9 Therefore, on January 1, 1969, Joe resigned from the Halifax Police Department to dedicate his full attention to the association and its members. Very few of his fellow officers in Nova Scotia were ever aware that for the first few years of its existence, the Police Association of Nova Scotia was able to function only because of Joe's dedication and his willingness to wait for pay cheques that were often a few months late in arriving and his "forgetfulness" when it came to submitting expense claims. Almost from the time Joe became involved in the policing profession, he campaigned to have legislative changes made which would extend to police officers the same rights enjoyed by other trades and professions. When these changes finally occurred, largely through Joe's efforts, it was he who led the charge to bring Nova Scotia police officers into a new era of respectability and professionalization. It is fair to say that police labour movements throughout Canada were pretty much in their infancy in the early 1960's with the Canadian Police Association just beginning to grow from a foundation in Western Canada. By this time, Joe had been elected as President of the Halifax Police Association and he lost no time in bringing Halifax into the national association. In 1967, Joe was elected President of the CPA and served in that office in 1967 and 1968. It is interesting to note that even in 2008, 40 years later, there has still never been another President of CPA from east of Ontario. Joe continued to sit as a board member of the CPA for 40 years, many of which were spent in executive positions responsible for sound fiscal management of the organization. His interest and dedication were also major factors in the erection and dedication of the Canadian Police Memorial Pavilion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Being thoroughly convinced that the future of policing demanded that officers of all ranks become more professional, Joe made a significant contribution to the professionalization of Atlantic Canadian police officers, serving on the Advisory Council to the Atlantic Police Academy, where his common-sense approach and foresightedness were greatly appreciated and his contributions well received. As one reads through the foregoing, it would indeed be easy to imagine Joe Ross as a rather one-dimensional person, dedicated solely to professionalization of police officers, but nothing could be further from the truth. Joe has also become a major figure in Nova Scotia as a business and property owner. Of all that he has achieved, Joe is most proud of what may be his greatest accomplishment - along with his late wife, he raised eight children, including two sets of twins. All of these young people are successful business operators, thanks to the guidance and support, both moral and financial, provided by their parents. There is very little in Joe's community which does not bear at least a bit of his stamp as he has left his mark on almost everything he ever became involved in, from property owners associations to minor and junior hockey teams, and everything in between. If Joe saw anything that needed fixing or changed, he quickly took up the challenge but did so while ensuring that all of his obligations to family, friends, co-workers and community continued to be met. If one were to sum up Joe Ross' life, it could be done in very few words. He has always been an honest man with an amazing capacity for work and getting things done without hurting anyone. If Joe Ross shakes your hand, you have a deal, and it will always be a deal that works for both parties. It was, and continues to be, on this basis that Joe applies his efforts in the business world and in the police labour movement. In 2007, as he reached the end Mr. Ross and his partner, Aline Young, at the Canadian Police Associationʼs Hall of Honour Ceremony, displaying his award upon being inducted into the Canadian Police Association Hall of Honour. (continued...) (...J.W. “Joe” Ross continued)
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 11 of a police career that has spanned well over 50 years, there was still no deviation from the course. How many of us truly realize the contributions that Joe has made to policing in Nova Scotia and even in Canada? Were it not for his efforts, many of our police officers would not enjoy the security of a decent pension plan, and a better-than-average medical, dental and life insurance plan. As well, those of us who have experienced the support of the Employee Assistance Plan may have been hard pressed to find such support elsewhere. Even the Annual Crime Prevention Guide that you are reading would most likely not have come into existence but for Joe's vision and leadership. Perhaps, all his other achievements notwithstanding, it may well be argued that police officers in Nova Scotia, after years and years of lobbying, finally were able to replace the "right to strike" with binding arbitration. No longer will police officers in this province be forced onto a picket line to obtain fair compensation and decent benefits, and for this fact alone, we all owe Joe a major vote of thanks. Most of us realize that Joe's efforts were not limited to Nova Scotia, however, you may not all be aware of the degree to which Joe's financial acumen served the CPA in its business partnerships with CBU Publications and the CI Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Fund; two organizations that have played major roles in providing the CPA with financial strength and stability. Whatever honours may have been bestowed upon Joe throughout his career, perhaps his greatest reward has been his induction into the Canadian Police Association Hall of Honour. This achievement is truly an honour and represents a sincere "thank you" from the legions of police officers, past and present, who have achieved a standard of living and a standard of professionalism that would have been all but impossible to imagine had it not been for Joe Ross. For all that he has accomplished personally, Joe never lost sight of the fact that no one person can accomplish meaningful goals without the support of his or her comrades. In his thank-you remarks after being inducted into the Canadian Police Association Hall of Honour, Joe admonished the delegates in attendance to keep in mind that “You can do nothing alone. Your family, your friends and your colleagues make you what you are. Don't ever forget that." Joe lives his life dedicated to this belief, and we would all be well advised to keep this advice uppermost in our minds and hearts as we progress through our careers and our personal lives. Joe may be gone from our ranks, but we will never be gone from his heart. We can best express our appreciation for all that he has done by carrying on the great works that he played such a major role in starting and nurturing, and by doing so in concert with our fellow officers and friends. This may be the end of an era, but the torch has been thrown to us to carry on. We have come light years over Joe's fifty-two years in the police profession, but the struggle never ends. It is up to all of us to see that we continue into the future with the same degree of dedication and honour that we have been taught by Joe Ross, a man among men and a police officer with few, if any, peers. Joe Ross - a man of passion, ideals, dedication, and achievements. Mr. Joe Ross (left) displaying his Award of Honour, and Mr. Dave Camp, a lifelong friend, at the Canadian Police Association Hall of Honour Award Ceremony. Left to right: Cst. Derrah Reid (1st Vice-President of PANS), Mr. Joe Ross, and Cst. Wade Keddy (Secretary-Treasurer of PANS) attended the Canadian Police Associationʼs Hall of Honour Ceremony for Mr. Ross. (...J.W. “Joe” Ross continued)
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 13 From the Publisher Ma r k e t i n g S e r v i c e s ( A t l . ) L t d . “Providing quality, professional marketing and fund raising services on behalf of high-profile, non-profit organizations.” This guide was proudly assembled and published by Fenety Marketing Services, with the help and co-operation of the Police Association of Nova Scotia. w w w . f e n e t y . c o m 1-800-561-4422 Over the past thirty-six years, the Police Association of Nova Scotia has presented a wide range of topics in their Annual Crime Prevention Guide. This 37th Annual PANS Guide contains important information on many topics already discussed in previous editions, allowing us to revisit these seemingly perpetual societal problems. Our community leaders and our law enforcement agencies are keeping a watchful eye on these ongoing issues in our communities, and are diligent in their goal of keeping our homes and communities safe. On behalf of the Police Association of Nova Scotia, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the businesses who have supported our project by advertising in our publication, and the residential supporters weʼve contacted through our 2007 Telephone Campaign. Thank you! As always, we welcome your comments or suggestions concerning our annual publication. This unique publication is distributed free-of-charge each year to schools, libraries and public facilities, and it is also available online at the Police Association of Nova Scotiaʼs Community Guide website: http://www.pansguide.com, making it easily accessible to everyone. Sincerely, Mark T. Fenety President Fenety Marketing Services
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 The Official Opening of the New Bridgewater Police Service The new facility for the Bridgewater Police Service was officially opened on June 15, 2007 with a gracious ceremony. The ceremony included the unveiling of the name of the structure which will be called the “Shirlen L. Seamone Building,” in honor of the former police chief who passed away in 2002 after more than 30 years with the department. The Bridgewater Police Service displays a new crest and a modern look. This facility was years in the making and is now finally complete. The Community can be truly proud of this major accomplishment in their town. This new building is situated at 45 Exhibition Drive in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Left to Right: Aline Young, Cst. Wade Keddyand Mr. Joe Ross at the official Ceremony of the opening of the new Bridgewater Police Facility. Mr. Ross, after more than 50 years in policing, retired as Executive-Director of the Police Association of Nova Scotia in December 2006 Members of the Bridgewater Police Service at the official opening of the new Bridgewater Police Station. Left to Right: Sgt. Richard Milbury, Sgt. Alfie OʼQuinn, Sgt. Allan Cunningham, Cst. Wade Keddy.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 17 Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Representing PANS at the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held in Halifax were members from the Amherst, Charlottetown & Truro Police Associations. Held in Halifax, NS Members from the Kentville and Bridgewater Police Services participated in the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held each year in Halifax at St. Maryʼs Bascillica Cathedral.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 19 Canadian Police Association Annual Memorial Service Left to Right: Wilfred Andrews(Director, PANS) & wife Linda Andrews, Cst. Rick Hickox (Director, PANS), Aline Young and J.W. “Joe” Ross, attended the Canadian Police Association Annual Memorial Service on Paliament Hill in Ottawa Held in Ottawa, ON Left to Right: Joe Dipenta (Mighty Ducks), along with Bradley Reid and his father Derrah Reid, attented the “Stanley Cup” Ceremony held recently in Halifax. Derrah Reid is a police officer with the Amherst Police Service and is the 1st Vice-President of the Police Association of Nova Scotia. “Stanley Cup” Ceremony
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 21 20th Annual Scott Zinck Golf Tournament Derrah Reid(far right) 1st Vice-President of PANS, and Sgt. Bill Blakeney(middle) represented the Police Association of Nova Scotia at the 20th Annual Scott Zinck Golf Tournament held in July 2007. Scott Zinck was a police officer who passed away due to cancer at the young age of 27. Members of the New Glasgow Police Youth Program met with Prime Minister Steven Harper. New Glasgow Police Youth Program
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 23 Operation Christmas Const. Jason MacKinnon, New Glasgow Police Services, staged a checkpoint along Park Street. Law enforcement agencies cracked down on impaired drivers as part of the kickoff to Operation Christmas. Sarah Regan - The News Const. Gary Clow, Charlottetown Police Service; Shawn MacKenzie and Troy MacKenzie, Kwik Kopy; and Const. Denise Weddle, Stratford RCMP, show the new Business Crime Prevention brochure which was donated by Kwik Kopy. The Stratford RCMP and the Charlottetown City Police partnered in the implementation of the brochure which was distributed to all businesses in the Charlottetown and Stratford areas. Guardian Photo August 14, 2007 Business Crime Prevention Brochure Members of the New Glasgow Police Service, along with Cyril Lunney from Breakfast Television, during Operation Christmas in December 2007.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 25 City Police Donate Car Seats The Charlottetown City Police Association was proud to donate car seats to Public Health in an effort to promote child safety on Island highways. In the photo are Const. Gary Clow, right, and Const. Tim Keizer of the Charlottetown City Police. Michelle Vloet-Miller of Public Health Nursing accepted the donation. Guardian Photo, October 6, 2007 Const. Gary Clow, left, of Charlottetown City Police, Pierre-Luc Lessard of the P.E.I. Rocket, Chris Doyle of the Rocket, and Cpt. Reg Campbell of Queens RCMP, were on hand for the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Charlottetown Civic Centre. All fans were encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to throw on the ice after the Rockets scored their first goal. All teddy bears collected were used by the City Police and the RCMP in their work with sick children in need during the holiday season. Guardian Photo, December 7, 2007 Teddy Bear Toss
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 Benefit Hockey 2007-2008 PANS All Stars vs Tim Hortons All Stars For fourteen consecutive years, the Tim Hortons All Stars have laced up their skates to tour the Maritime provinces. This team of retired pro and semi-pro hockey players battle against local law enforcement to raise much-needed funds for local charities. The crowds love the antics of the Tim Hortons All Stars, the Police love the challenge, and the groups who receive the funds are very grateful for the financial assistance to their programs. It really is a WIN-WIN situation! Our 9th Annual Benefit Hockey Game in New Glasgowheld January 23, 2008, raised over $6,000 in proceeds to support PANSʼ many activities in the area, including generous contributions made to Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital - Veteranʼs Wing, the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society and the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. PANS presented the Tim Horton Childrenʼs Foundation with a donation of $1,000.00 to help send children in the area from economically challenged homes to a Tim Horton Summer Camp. PANS presented the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital - Veteranʼs Wing and the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society each with a cheque for $1,000.00. Left to right: Robert White, Trenton Chief of Police; Delaney Chisholm, New Glasgow Chief of Police; Amby Heighton, Stellarton Chief of Police. The Chiefs of Police attended the opening ceremonies of the 9th Annual Benefit Hockey Game in New Glasgow. Stellarton Chief of Police, Amby Heighton, drops the puck at the 9th Annual Benefit Hockey Game. Also present, were New Glasgow Chief of Police, Delaney Chisholm(left) and Trenton Chief of Police, Robert White (right).
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 29 Benefit Hockey 2007-2008 PANS All Stars vs Tim Hortons All Stars With the help of the Tim Hortons All Stars, PANSʼ 10th Annual Benefit Hockey Game in Wolfville was hosted on February 7, 2008, and raised over $8,000.00 in proceeds to support many of PANSʼ activities in the area. PANS was able to make generous contributions to the Valley Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, the Brain Injury Association and the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. The Tim Hortons All Stars and the PANS All Stars faced off at center ice at the Acadia University Arena at the 10th Annual Benefit Hockey Game in Wolfville. PANS presented the Valley Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the Brain Injury Association each with a cheque for $1,000.00. Referee Larry “Magic” Christian, and members of the Tim Hortons All Stars threw Tim Bits into the crowd after each Tim Hortonsʼ goal. Anna Crosbysang the National Anthem at the game. In the background of this photo is one of Wolfvilleʼs Finest standing at attention beside his cruiser on the ice.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 31 Benefit Hockey 2007-2008 PANS All Stars vs Tim Hortons All Stars PANS presented a donation of $4,000.00 to Feed Nova Scotia from proceeds of their 12th Annual Benefit Hockey Game. PANS made a $1,000.00 donation to the Tim Horton Childrenʼs Foundation at the 12th Annual Benefit Hockey Game. Representatives of Feed Nova Scotia dropped the puck at the game. Kathy Gilbert and Kyra Fenety, of Fenety Marketing Services, helped to sell Tim Hortons All Stars souvenirs at the game. Proceeds from the souvenir sales went to the Tim Horton Childrenʼs Foundation, which sends children from economically challenged homes to Summer Camp. PANS hosted the 12th Annual Benefit Hockey Gamein Halifax on February 21, 2008 at the Halifax Forum. They raised over $12,500 in proceeds to support their many activities in the area. As a result, PANS was able to make a $4,000.00 donation to Feed Nova Scotia and a $1.000.00 donation to the Tim Horton Childrenʼs Foundation.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 33 TRURO — An imposingly large, tidy desk and comfortable chair dominate the corner office of Truro’s new police chief, David MacNeil. But Nova Scotia’s youngest chief, at 37, isn’t sitting there. He’s on a nearby couch — relaxed, approachable, and anxious to talk about the town’s 36-member municipal police force, including where it’s been and where it’s going. “I want to have a very transparent department and to be very open,” said the veteran officer who became chief in October after Ken MacLean retired. “I say, ‘Give me a call.’ I want to hear from people.” Chief MacNeil’s learning curve hasn’t been particularly steep. He’s been on the force 15 years and became its deputy chief in August 2005. He inherited the relatively young force — the bulk of members have five to 10 years of service — at a time when it appears to be experiencing strong public support. Several projects focusing on drugs, traffic issues and young people were implemented in the past year under the former chief and appear to have gone over well with residents. As well, the force was part of a nine-month undercover drug sting that culminated in sweeping raids and nearly 20 arrests throughout Colchester County in September and also helped break up an alleged theft ring in recent weeks. It also appointed an officer this year to work with students at the Cobequid Educational Centre, the region’s largest high school. Chief MacNeil said he intends not only to maintain successful programs but to build on them. “We need to keep that momentum going,” he said. “We have a fairly young, energetic department” but with a “healthy mix” of veterans and newcomers. “We live here, we volunteer here.” Residents attending a recent round of community meetings said mostly positive things about how things are going in the town but wanted the department to have a higher profile with more street patrols. Chief MacNeil will launch a new patrol plan in 2008 to ensure that on-duty officers,who always have more than enough paperwork to do, aren’t at the station doing it at the same time. The chief’s new office is another work in progress. A husband and father, he has family pictures. “But I still need to get some art up, personalize it a bit,” he said, looking around. A bookshelf beside him holds half a dozen police hats he’s collected from contacts in Hong Kong, London, the Philippines, Poland and elsewhere. It’s a hobby for the graduate of J.L. llsley High School in Halifax, who got a double degree in sociology and criminology from Saint Mary’s University and went on to graduate from the Atlantic Police Academy on Prince Edward Island. He did his on-the-job training in Halifax and got his first job in Truro. Chief MacNeil also comes from a family of police officers — he has five cousins in the service in Nova Scotia and Alberta. Nova Scotia has 12 police chiefs, two heading the larger regional police forces in Halifax and Sydney and others in small-to-mid-sized communities. Truro also has a new chairman of its volunteer police board, Allen Bruce, and a new deputy chief, Jim Flemming. “We’re doing a good job,” Chief MacNeil said. “But I also want to hear when we’re not.” (firstname.lastname@example.org) As originally published The Chronicle Herald By CATHY VON KINTZEL Running the Ship at Age 37 David MacNeil sets his sights on a safe Truro after becoming the province’s youngest police chief Truroʼs new police chief David MacNeil stands outside the downtown offices of the 36-member force. (CATHY VON KINTZEL / Truro Bureau)
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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. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 37 BRIDGEWATER — Town police saved a 79-year-old woman’s life here Thursday morning because the department bought defibrillators for its police cars. “They did a good job,” Sgt. Alfie O’Quinn said of the three officers who worked together to save a woman who had a heart attack and crashed her car into a retaining wall. “Their training kicked in and the officers recognized right away what they were dealing with.” The police department bought four automated external defibrillators — one for each of its cars — four years ago. Det. Const. Trevor Mitchell was the original proponent of the plan and was one of the three officers involved in saving the elderly woman’s life. Det. Const. Mitchell had been a paramedic before he joined the town’s police force and did the research to determine which one the department should buy. Bridgewater is the first municipal police department in Nova Scotia to buy portable defibrillators for its police cars and was able to do it because of a donation from the local legion. Only one other department in the Maritimes —Miramachi — had them at the time. Bridgewater Police Chief Brent Crowhurst said he wanted the units because police officers are often the first on scene in an emergency. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday morning. Sgt. O’Quinn said Const. Ward Beck was on foot patrol when he learned of the accident at the corner of Dufferin and King streets at 9:24 a.m. The woman was driving her car down the Dufferin Street hill when she went across the oncoming lane and hit a wall. A pedestrian on the sidewalk managed to get out of the way. An officer in his patrol car rushed to the scene, picking up Const. Beck on the way. “Const. Beck right away got her out of the car” and Const. Jennifer Russell got the defibrillator — called an AED — from her car and set it up, Sgt. O’Quinn said. Det. Const. Mitchell arrived and put the two electrodes on the woman as Const. Russell performed CPR. The unit charged up and then Det. Const. Mitchell hit the orange button that sent a shock into the woman’s body. The unit analyzed information on the woman’s condition, relayed it to the officer on the digital screen and the machine indicated whether she needed to be shocked again. She did and the officers repeated the procedure. Paramedics arrived moments later, the woman’s heart began beating again and they rushed her to South Shore Regional Hospital, where she was listed in guarded condition Thursday afternoon. (firstname.lastname@example.org) As originally published The Chronicle Herald March 23, 2007 By BEVERLEY WARE Technology Helps Save Life Police revive senior thanks to portable defibrillator Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County and New Glasgow Police Service are gearing up for the fall recruitment of volunteers for the 11th annual Kids ’N’ Kops program. From the left, front, are ‘Littles’ Jarred Crossman and Justin Guthro. Middle: ‘Littles’ Daniel Mason, Ryan Roach, Kimberley Daniels and Desiree O'Donnell. In back are: sponsor and Big Brother Lawrence Mason of Mainstay Security Services and Investigation, BBBS of Pictou County executive director Margie Grant-Walsh, sponsor Howie Anderson of ClBC/Wood Gundy, and Const. Ken MacDonald of New Glasgow Police Service. Submitted photo, August 13, 2007 Kids ‘N’ Kops
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 39 NEW GLASGOW— Students returning to school here this week are a bit safer thanks to an emergency response and crime prevention system introduced by town police. The two-prong system involves a database of school activities and a detailed collection of information on each school in the town that will improve response time when there’s a school emergency, as well as identify potential problems before they develop into undesirable activity, said community policing officer Const. Ken MacDonald. Schools across Nova Scotia are in varying stages of introducing emergency response initiatives, he said. New Glasgow’s FBI-developed database is called School COPS, an acronym for software named School Crime Operations Package that has proven successful in the United States, Const. McDonald said. It took almost two years to key data into the program, so that the software keeps track of police visits to the schools, whether in response to problems, or for presentations and other proactive roles. The programs record the location and times of problems like schoolyard fights, and collates the data so police and school personnel can take steps to prevent them, Const. MacDonald said. “It’s a school crime reporting system strictly a resource so we can target problems effectively,” he said. If the data shows that most fights take place in the parking lot after school in early October, steps can be taken to prevent the circumstances leading to the incidents. But without the hard data, staff and police may end up paying extra attention to an issue that doesn’t need it, while a problem goes unaddressed, he added. “School criminal activity has not changed in terms of frequency over past years, it’s just different,” he said, adding that horrifying events like murders at Columbine, Colo., Tabor, Alta., and Montreal schools spurred the project forward. The second part of the New Glasgow program is a comprehensive emergency response plan, similar to the School Action For Emergencies program developed nationally by the RCMP. Police catalogued floor plans for each school, aerial photos of the school and surrounding properties, locations of heating ducts or fuel tanks, and a myriad of other information tidbits to provide a complete image of the building’s exterior or interior in the event of an emergency. Whether the emergency is a fire, chemical spill or intruder, police have plans ready — backed up with hard copies in case of a power outage — to evacuate students, handle the problems, inform parents, provide medical care and other responses. “This is the police end. Chignecto-Central schools have the Zero to 30 program that tells staff what to do in an emergency until police arrive,” Const. MacDonald said. Police don’t want to waste time during an emergency looking for a key to open a particular door, or trying to reach a particular official, so that kind of information should be available beforehand, he said. “Planning is crucial to minimizing confusion and saving lives, and it allows us to deal with emergencies more effectively,” he said. “The interesting thing about this is that every school is different, and we have a system that can deal with every specific school.” (email@example.com) As originally published The Chronicle Herald September 2007 By MONICA GRAHAM Cops Tracking Some Schools New Glasgow police Cpl. Joe Dipersio studies the forceʼs new school emergency response system, now operational after months of preparing data and keying it into police computers. (MONICA GRAHAM) FBI-developed system to help police stop crime, respond faster in New Glasgow