New police commission chair in Stellarton

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STELLARTON – A new police commission chair was chosen at a special meeting on Thursday. 

Don Taylor was selected as the police commission chair while George Megeney will serve as vice-chair.

“I’d like to thank George, who was our chairperson. I think he did a great job while he was here,” Taylor said.

The next police commission meeting is scheduled for April 10. 

Geographic location: Stellarton

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Recent comments

  • H Johnson
    March 21, 2014 - 18:10

    As an executive official I think that as a business case RCMP or The Regional Police from New Glasgow is the logical, economical, and most accountable policing choice. See for yourself and what each has to offer. It is a no brainer. Living in Stellarton I have had enough of the conflicts of interest and perhaps an investigation should be carried out.

  • Another Stellarton Resident
    March 21, 2014 - 10:52

    Just me again. First of all. Do we have the reason for this so called change? Now on to my actual point for this comment. In the March 11th edition of this paper, Mayor Megeney is quoted as saying " he believes the Police Review Board decided in camera to narrow the town’s policing options to two instead of four. With this belief, he then arranged a meeting with Westville officials & took along Acting Mayor Gennoe & Clerk Eaton but neglected to bring the apparent decision of an unelected committee to our elected town council. Probably just an oversight. In this weeks edition of Pictou County's weekly newspaper, Mayor Megeney is now quoted as saying "Besides maintaining the current services, the options include working jointly with either New Glasgow or Westville police departments or bringing in the RCMP to provide police service to the town. All four options are being considered, Megeney confirmed." To me that appears to be two different directions for policing in the matter of a week. Is it possible that our new chair might come up with a 3rd version at the meeting scheduled for April 10th or will he just stick to one of the versions provided by the mayor? Are they ever going to have one of those public meetings which was talked about so long ago by Acing Mayor Gennoe? If not, it is possibly because they can't accommodate the 2000-3000 people he anticipated. Is anyone with the Department of Justice paying attention to what is going on in this matter? Perhaps MLA Pat Dunn could ask!

  • Stellarton Resident
    March 21, 2014 - 08:45

    Well someone finally woke up but just accomplished half the job. Megeny should NOT be on the Police Commission at all. He is a former Stellarton Police Officer and this, in my opinion, is an obvious conflict of interest.

  • Another Stellarton Resident
    March 20, 2014 - 21:32

    Was someone independent there to record it or is that what commission members think happened? If it is true, it would appear as if the names were just shuffled a bit.