The Chatham-Kent Police Service created on September 1, 1998, provides quality, professional, accountable and compassionate policing.
Our Municipal Police Service resulted from the amalgamation of five municipal police services within the Chatham-Kent communities.
Based on the founding principles of professional, efficient and effective law enforcement service to our 107,000 residents, and challenged by the extensive amalgamated area of our Municipality, our dedicated staff are building strong community partnerships through progressive community oriented policing practices.
Ontario Provincial Police
The OPP maintains approximately 163 local detachment and satellite offices throughout the province, in addition to OPP General Headquarters, five Regional Headquarters locations and the Highway Safety Division.
The OPP places a significant emphasis on services related to community-level policing and to traffic safety. Members of the O.P.P. work collaboratively with municipal leaders, police services boards, community policing advisory committees and community groups to plan and deliver quality, front-line municipal and First Nations' policing and law enforcement at the local level.
Community Safety and provincial security are the foundation upon which the Ontario Provincial Police delivers law enforcement and policing services. The OPP is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,400 uniformed officers, 2,000 civilian employees and 850 Auxiliary Officers focused on the organization's dual priorities: Safe Communities...A Secure Ontario.