Police AssociAtion of novA scotiA 13 MacLeod Honoured at NG Police Station NEW GLASGOW - The community boardroom at the New Glasgow Police Station has been renamed the MacLeod Community Boardroom, in honour of the late town Councillor Danny MacLeod. Family, friends and colleagues attended the ceremony and dedication Feb. 6 at the station. MacLeod served for 19 years on town council and served as chairperson of the New Glasgow Police Commission for 10 years and president of the Canadian Association of Police Boards from 1999 to 2001. “It’s extremely humbling, for all of us today to see so many of his friends that he loved so dearly and the police that he loved so much, be here today to honour my father for his decades of service,” said Lisa MacLeod, Ontario MPP for Nepean-Carlton. MacLeod was involved with leading the construction of the new police station, serving on the building committee. “The biggest and most exciting experience of his political career was building this police station,” she said. The station on Park Street opened in 1997 to give the police more space and modern facilities. The old station was attached to the fire department in downtown New Glasgow. “Because the New Glasgow Police Service and successful community policing for every community across Canada were so very dear to his heart and remained one of his greatest passions, it is a most fitting tribute that the New Glasgow Police Service Boardroom bear his name,” said Mayor Barrie MacMillan. Originally published February 10, 2010 - The Advocate New Glasgow Police Deputy Chief Eric MacNeil, left, and Virginia MacLeod, wife of the late Danny MacLeod stand next to a commemorative sign and portrait unveiled at the renaming ceremony Feb. 6. The New Glasgow Community Boardroom to the MacLeod Community Boardroom in honour late Danny MacLeod. Also pictured are Sgt. Duane Rutledge, back left and Const. Ken MacDonald, right. (Reusch photo) Honoured for long service Originally published October 28, 2009 Long-serving police officers from across Nova Scotia - including three officers from New Glasgow - were recognized for contributions to law enforcement in the province with the Nova Scotia Provincial Police Long Service Award Program. Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry presented the awards Tuesday in a ceremony in Halifax to 75 recipients. From left are: New Glasgow’s Cpl. Brian Hyson and Const. Ken MacDonald, who each received 15-year service awards; New Glasgow Coun. Jack Lewis; Deputy Chief Eric MacNeil; Landry; Sgt. Alan Roberts, who received a 25-year award; New Glasgow Police Chief Delaney Chisholm; and New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan. (Submitted photo)