After 35 years, North Bay Police inspector Kirk Kelusky is retiring.
The announcement was made at today’s police board meeting, which was held virtually.
“I think we all wonder what we can do to change the world to make it a better place, I’m no different. Policing is where I thought I could make a difference, this is what I wanted to do from a young age,” Kelusky told the board.
He says he’s going to miss the people most of all.

“This is a career I chose to pursue. I’ve enjoyed it. I enjoy the people I work with and with the community. I enjoy working with people,” he says.

Chief Scott Tod says Kelusky has been a well-rounded officer, having served in every division of the service.
“He’s been a supervisor, a senior officer and manager and has worked on several high profile major crime investigations,” he says.
He says everyone wishes Kelusky well in his future and he will be missed.

“As everyone knows in the community Kirk has been a huge community supporter as well as an incredible police officer for our community. He’s been a significant contributor to the North Bay Police Service in areas of leadership and direction. The service wouldn’t be what it is today without people like Kirk,” Tod says.

Kelusky thanked the board and the many people, including family friends and mentors that have helped him along the way.
He says opportunities to investigate serious crimes and work with partners in the community to make it safe were highlights.


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