Belleville’s Police Chief Cory MacKay retires at the end of December, after more than seven years on the job here.
MacKay came to Belleville as police chief in March of 2009, the first woman to hold that position.
She now wraps up more than 32 years in police service, from working on foot patrol to inspector to chief.
MacKay says technology has played a big role in police work lately and says the officers try to keep up with social media incidents.
MacKay says bringing in the encryption of the police communications’ system, during her tenure, has been a big step toward improving the safety of the officers and confidentiality for people who are calling police.
She’s also proud of having constable Mark Hall on foot patrol in the city centre.
MacKay says she intends to continue volunteering in the community following her retirement from police headquarters.
You can hear host Mary Thomas’ full interview with Police Chief MacKay on Newsmaker Sunday, this Sunday at the noon hour on 800 CJBQ.