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Submitted by Joseph Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans’ CouncilRon Gignac speaks to the press. (Source: The Belleville
Ron Gignac, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) veteran, was announced as the new Deputy Chief of police during a news conference at Belleville’s City Hall on June 23.
Gignac was hired after a six-month search.
“It was definitely worth the wait…I think you’ll see that in our new deputy chief,” stated Cory MacKay, Belleville’s Chief of Police.
Gignac, who was recently Chief of the Deep River municipal police service, is a former member of the Canadian Army. He served during the Persian Gulf War and in the Middle East.
He has also been an Emergency Response Team Tactical officer and served as a paratrooper in the Airborne Engineer troop in the Canadian Airborne Regiment Battle group.
Gignac will join the Belleville Police Service on July 2.
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