New Glasgow Police Chief set to retire

The chief of the New Glasgow Regional Police is retiring after nearly 10 years at the helm.

Delaney Chisholm announced Tuesday that he will step down at the end of March.

Deputy Chief Eric MacNeil will be appointed Acting Chief of Police as of April 1st.

Chisholm began his policing career at the Atlantic Police Academy 44 years ago, and soon after joined the Regional Municipal Police Force, which served the towns of New Glasgow and Trenton for five years.

He's remained with the New Glasgow Police Service ever since and advanced through the ranks from constable to detective constable, detective sergeant and deputy chief of operations, and was promoted to chief in July 2007.

Chisholm played a key role in establishing an integrated crime unit for Pictou County with four municipal police agencies and the RCMP working collaboratively.

He's also been honoured with several prestigious awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Holland College Distinguished Alumni Award and the federal Exemplary Police 40 Year Service Medal.