Welcome to the website of the New Glasgow Regional Police. I hope you find the information on our site helpful and that it will give you a better understanding of how our service delivery is helping to make our communities safer.
I have the distinct honour of being Chief of Police for the Towns of New Glasgow and Trenton. I was appointed in September of 2007 by the New Glasgow Board of Police Commissioners after 34 years of police service with New Glasgow Regional Police. On January 1st, 2011, New Glasgow Regional Police assumed responsibility for policing of the Town of Trenton under a sale of service agreement between the two towns.
The population base of the two communities totals 12,178 (2011 Census). However, as the regional commercial service centre for northern Nova Scotia, New Glasgow serves a population base of 46,000 on a daily basis and 100,000 on a regular basis.
The Towns of New Glasgow and Trenton take great pride in providing an enhanced level of service, to which the citizens have become accustomed, through specialized units and programs as part of our service delivery.
New Glasgow Regional Police subscribes to a community-based policing model in its day-to-day operations. Community-based policing is not a particular program or collection of programs added to existing police programs such as traffic law enforcement, drug enforcement investigation or crime prevention as examples. Rather, community-based policing is a philosophy of policing and a method of service delivery; it is a "mind-set" which forms the basis for the delivery of all police services.
Community-based policing goes beyond the bounds of what has traditionally been known as policing: crime investigation, law enforcement and maintenance of order. These functions are still an important part of policing under this philosophy, but we, the police, are also concerned with addressing unique needs and problems facing the people we serve. In other words, community-based policing is "an interactive process between the police and the community to mutually identify and resolve community problems."
New Glasgow Regional Police takes pride in being a community-based policing service.
Chief of Police