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Police Chief Mike Bellai Takes New Job in Saugeen Shores

Press Release Courtesy of Stratford Police Services:

Police Chief Mike Bellai Accepts Role in Saugeen Shores

 

Police Chief Mike Bellai, who has served for nearly 30 years with the Stratford Police Service, announced to the Police Services Board this week that he has accepted a position as Chief of Police for the Saugeen Shores Police Service, effective December 1, 2017.

 

“It has been a privilege and honour to work as a police officer and Chief of Police for the community of Stratford,” said Chief Bellai. “I am proud of the women and men of the Service and wish all members future success as they continue to provide a high quality of service to the citizens of Stratford.”

 

Chief Bellai was first hired as a Constable in Stratford in 1990, and since then he has also worked in the Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Criminal Investigation Division, and as supervisor of the Drug/Intelligence Unit before being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2013, and then Chief in 2016.

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During that time, he has helped to guide initiatives like the Project Lifesaver, the Police Cadet and Police Chaplain programs, Social Media and Responsibility Training (S.M.A.R.T.), the Mental Health Response Protocol, the Huron Perth Situation Table, and most recently the adoption here of the Philadelphia Model for review of sexual assault cases.

 

“On behalf of the Stratford Police Services Board, I want to thank Chief Bellai for his capable leadership over the years,” said board chair Dan Mathieson. “He has been instrumental in making Stratford a safer place for almost three decades, and we wish him every success in his new role.”

 

 

For more information:

 

Dan Mathieson, Chair

Stratford Police Services Board

519-271-0250, ext. 234 | ext. 236

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