John Bates appointed Saint John Police Force's new chief - CBC.ca

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Saint John Mayor Mel Norton offers formerly said the newest chief should be somebody who "restores any degree of confidence" inside the spending budget management involving law enforcement force.

Bates replaces former chief Bill Reid, who retired at your conclusion of April after 37 numerous http://st-andrew.org.uk years of service, such as seven a prolonged time at the helm.



The Saint John Police Force's 2015 budget is $24,269,759. Reid has been predicting any shortfall associated with regarding $320,000.

He began his policing career throughout 1985 in Brantford, Ont., carrying out uniform patrol.

Reid's term as chief in the Saint John Police Force was marked simply by budgetary stress and an occasionally testy relationship together with city council, that he expected would continue under the new chief.

"When we went through the process, we were very impressed with Chief Bates and as the commission, we passed this appointment unanimously," the girl informed city council.

In 2006, he has been named Stratford's deputy chief, and then chief involving police throughout 2012.

He additionally received the particular Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal within 2012 and was awarded your Police Exemplary Support medal within 2005.

'The organization features a storied history and it is certainly going to become a new privilege to become part of its future.'

- John Bates

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Saint John has a new police chief.

"My wife, Sandy, along with I are very a lot looking towards becoming the member of the actual Saint John community."

"He or perhaps she will have those type of challenges as well," Reid had said.

The appointment involving John Bates, who is at present the chief regarding police inside Stratford, Ont., had been officially announced in the actual course of Tuesday night's council meeting.

In 2014, Bates was appointed any member of the particular Order regarding Merit in the Police Forces through Gov. Gen David Johnston.

"The organization includes a storied history also it is certainly going being a new privilege to be a part of its future," he said.

He provides experience with uniform patrol, visitors enforcement, collision investigation and reconstruction, criminal investigation along with tactical response, according towards the police commission.

"I am honoured to are already chosen in order to lead the Saint John Police Force," Bates stated in a statement.

Saint John Deputy Chief Glen McCloskey has been serving as acting chief.

Bates brings 30 many years of policing experience and a wide selection of skills to his new role, that takes effect about Nov. 9, said Nicole Paquet, chair of the Saint John Board regarding Police Commissioners.

John Bates, Saint John's new police chiefJohn Bates, Saint John's new police chief, offers 30 many years of policing expertise in a wide range of areas, which includes uniform patrol, collision reconstruction, criminal investigation along with tactical response

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