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2020: A year in review with Belleville’s Police Chief

Belleville’s newly minted police chief took over in an unprecedented time of discussion of purpose, usefulness and cost of police prompted by global protests over anti-Black racism and police brutality.

Couple that with an ongoing opioid and mental health crisis, a rise in crime plus a pandemic, you have got a year beyond compare.

“As we go through some pretty significant challenges in 2020, I think it is incredibly important for our community to know and understand that we are trying to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our community at the same time ensure that we are providing a level of comfort to the victims that we are dealing with as well,” said Mike Callaghan.

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