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Eric MacNeil Retires as New Glasgow’s Police Chief, Deputy Chief Stephen Chisholm Appointed New Chief

There’s a leadership change at the New Glasgow Regional Police. It’s chief, Eric MacNeil is retiring after 44 years with the town force. MacNeil,a Pictou County native, has been Chief for the past three years and served the previous 10 years as Deputy Chief.

Stephen Chisholm,  the town’s deputy chief will become the new chief effective today. 

Chisholm, also from Pictou County, started his policing career in the Town of Westville in June, 1984 and joined the New Glasgow Police two years later.  From 1986 to 2006, Chisholm worked as a general patrol officer and was promoted to the rank of Corporal, and later to Sergeant.  In 1995, he received a commendation from the Governor General for his work in saving a life.  Later in 2006, he was transferred to the Major Crimes Unit as the Officer in Charge.  He was promoted to Deputy Chief in September of 2018.

An internal competition will be launched to fill the Deputy Chief position.