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Stellarton hires a new Police Chief

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Stellarton welcomes new Chief of Police STELLARTON, NOVA SCOTIA – The new Chief of the Stellarton Police Service Mark Hobeck will join the force on September 30, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, September 9, 2019 Stellarton welcomes new Chief of Police STELLARTON, NOVA SCOTIA – The new Chief of the Stellarton Police Service Mark Hobeck will join the force on September 30, 2019

Mark Hobeck is a former member of the Halifax Regional Police with 31 years of dedicated service and Recipient of the 2014-2015 Halifax Regional Police Achievement award. He started in the Patrol Division as a beat officer and spent time as a Community Response Officer, School Resource Officer, Investigator and Media Relations Officer. As a supervisor with Halifax Regional Police, Mark worked in Patrol as a Case Manager and Shift Supervisor before a transfer to the Criminal Investigation Division where he supervised the Integrated Drug Unit and Sexual Assault Investigative Team. He followed the Criminal Investigation Division by moving to the Training Section before finishing his career in the Internal Oversight and Risk Management Section.

Prior to joining the Stellarton Police Department Mark has been working at the Nova Scotia Department of Justice as a Policing Consultant. There he served as the Provincial Use of Force Manager, Provincial Lock-Up Inspector, Chair of High Risk Offender Committee and Coordinator for Provincial Sexual Assault Investigator and Trauma Informed Training.

Mark is an active community volunteer spending over 16 years with the Sunshine Foundation of Canada and many community sports coaching roles. He has been formally recognized for years of dedicated involvement through Departmental Awards, Commendations, a National Award for the Sunshine Foundation, and Coach of the Year awards from Dalhousie University and St. Pat’s High School.

The Stellarton Police Service provides 24/7 police service to over 4200 residents, and provides patrols of the downtown and the Business Park. The force consists of 10 officers in addition to term officers, dispatch for 17 fire departments across Pictou County, administrative support and bylaw enforcement. Mr. Hobeck’s appointment comes at the conclusion of the selection process which has been approved and endorsed by the Stellarton Police Commission and Town Council.

“Stellarton has a long tradition of community policing and we are proud to have officers with a real connection to residents and businesses,” noted Mayor Danny MacGillivray.

“We are excited to bring such an experienced police officer into this role, and into the Town of Stellarton”

For more information, please contact: Susan Higdon, Town Clerk, 902-752-2114,