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Saugeen Shores Appoints Chief of Police

Posted on Thursday September 28, 2017


Chief Mike Bellai will be sworn in December 1,2017


Saugeen Shores, ON; The Town of Saugeen Shores is pleased to announce the appointment of Police Chief, Mike Bellai.  Chief Bellai will be sworn in December 1, 2017 at the Town of Saugeen Shores Municipal Office – details will follow. 


Chief Bellai comes from the Stratford Police Service, where he has served for 27 years, progressing through the ranks of Sergeant, Inspector, Deputy Chief and Chief.


“Saugeen Shores Police Service is pleased to welcome Chief Bellai to the community.  Chief Bellai brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Town of Saugeen Shores” said Luke Charbonneau, Chair of the Saugeen Shores Police Services Board.


Police Chief Dan Rivett, is scheduled to retire in November 2017 after 20 years with the Saugeen Shores Police Service, serving 11 years as the Chief of Police.


The Saugeen Shores Police Service has 21 full time Police Officers, serving the community of Saugeen Shores, population of 13,715.


For more information:

Luke Charbonneau

Chair, Saugeen Shores Police Services Board




Chief Mike Bellai has been a police officer for 29.5 years; he began his career with the Peel Regional Police Service in 1988 then moved to the Stratford Police Service in 1990. Chief Bellai has been assigned a number of different duties, including Uniform Patrol, Emergency Response Unit, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Intelligence and Drug Enforcement. Chief Bellai has risen through the ranks of the Stratford Police Service including Sergeant in charge of the Drug/Intelligence Unit, Inspector in charge of the Investigative Support Services Division, Deputy Chief and Chief of Police. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division Chief Bellai investigated a number of major cases including the lead investigator in two homicide investigations. He was also assigned to a number of joint services drug and organized crime undercover projects.  Chief Bellai holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Guelph, a Graduate of Law and Security Administration from Conestoga College, has received certification as a Police Administration from Dalhousie University, is a certified Municipal Manager-Police Executive- from the Ontario Municipal Management Institute and a proud graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy – FBINA.