New Glasgow will have two new police officers to meet the safety and community police needs. Two officers will join the New Glasgow Police Force in April as part of government’s 250 additional officer program. “We want to make our communities safer and these new officers will help do that,” said Health Promotion and Protection Minister Pat Dunn, on behalf of Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke today, Jan. 18. Since 2006, 150 provincially funded extra enforcement officers have been allocated throughout the province to new, successful programs. The additional officer program is part of the crime strategy, Time To Fight Crime Together, and government’s plan to have 250 additional officers in Nova Scotia by 2011. The positions are being funded, in part, by the federal government’s $11.2-million investment to increase enforcement. “There is no higher priority for our government than ensuring the security and well being of Canadians, so we’re very pleased that the federal funding is helping Nova Scotia with public safety,” said National Defence Minister Peter MacKay. New Glasgow Police Chief Delaney Chisholm welcomed the new officers and said one will focus on First Nations policing and the other will assist with youth court. “These new officers will enable us to target areas we feel are important to our local communities,” said Mr. Chisholm. The positions will come into effect April 1.