Table 12-6
Police personnel in municipal police services — Ontario, 2012

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Police personnel in municipal police services — Ontario, 2012
Table summary
"This table displays selected police personnel and crime statistics for Ontario. The row headers provide information by police service, organized by the size of the population which they serve. The column headers provide the population size, the number of police officers (including the number of male and female officers), and the number of other personnel and authorized police strength. The rates of police officers and of authorized strength are also shown, as are the weighted clearance rate and the Crime Severity Index (expressed as a rate). The table also provides the net number of gains or losses of officers from hirings and departures along with the percentage of officers eligible for retirement."
Police service 2011  Population 1 2012 Actual strength 2 2012 Authorized strength 3 2011 crime Net gain or loss:  2011  hirings and departures 2011  Police officers eligible to retire 8
Police officers Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Other personnel 5 Total police Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Crime Severity Index 6 Weighted clearance rate 7
Male Female Total
  number rate number rate number percent
Population 100,000 and over  
Barrie 141,031 191 41 232 165 100 236 167 60.6 43.0 7 0.0
Chatham-Kent 108,162 143 22 165 153 71 170 157 77.1 34.5 -1 10.3
Durham Regional Police 631,270 755 168 923 146 330 871 138 47.5 49.3 -23 6.7
Greater Sudbury Police 162,892 218 44 262 161 116 264 162 78.9 43.0 -4 2.7
Guelph 126,106 160 34 194 154 91 195 155 47.0 39.8 -1 5.2
Halton Regional Police 518,660 508 135 643 124 284 643 124 33.6 41.8 7 4.5
Hamilton Regional Police 540,234 652 168 820 152 291 813 150 76.1 33.3 0 22.4
Kingston 126,284 160 39 199 158 59 198 157 66.1 46.7 -3 6.5
London 383,781 476 113 589 153 226 607 158 91.4 46.5 0 4.1
Niagara Regional Police 445,363 597 105 702 158 321 704 158 60.3 37.6 -13 10.7
Ottawa 909,862 1,008 304 1,312 144 563 1,363 150 58.6 38.3 -20 5.4
Peel Regional Police 1,298,905 1,593 318 1,911 147 854 1,937 149 50.3 41.4 23 5.4
Thunder Bay 117,029 187 37 224 191 98 224 191 108.8 43.5 -5 11.6
Toronto 2,743,738 4,528 1,040 5,568 203 2,812 5,574 203 70.9 35.7 -208 11.8
Waterloo Regional Police 530,248 612 159 771 145 293 764 144 62.6 42.2 42 1.6
Windsor 9 222,170 387 70 457 206 143 469 211 80.1 39.7 -4 ..
York Regional Police 1,069,409 1,198 256 1,454 136 531 1,495 140 39.4 43.9 -5 3.9
Population 50,000 to 99,999  
Belleville 50,504 72 16 88 174 35 88 174 112.7 41.5 1 1.1
Brantford 96,568 143 22 165 171 97 168 174 99.1 43.3 4 5.5
North Bay 59,520 78 13 91 153 53 94 158 68.4 43.3 0 5.5
Peterborough Lakefield Community 82,019 102 26 128 156 56 131 160 75.2 54.7 5 4.7
Sarnia 74,051 98 13 111 150 43 112 151 76.3 45.8 -1 8.1
Sault Ste. Marie 77,096 115 21 136 176 49 138 179 79.2 43.0 0 7.4
South Simcoe Police 59,571 69 12 81 136 44 81 136 52.8 33.8 -2 0.0
Ontario Provincial Police  
Caledon 66,944 55 21 76 114 6 76 114 33.1 45.0 10 3.9
Centre Wellington 93,470 84 26 110 118 18 110 118 28.5 43.9 10 5.5
St.Clair 52,389 60 8 68 130 7 68 130 38.8 45.9 4 4.4
Nottawasaga 56,314 48 19 67 119 11 67 119 37.3 48.6 0 3.0
Norfolk 64,592 74 15 89 138 12 89 138 52.5 39.1 4 0.0
Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry 65,716 64 13 77 117 11 77 117 39.5 47.6 -2 2.6
Population 15,000 to 49,999  
Amherstburg 22,261 27 3 30 135 3 31 139 24.3 34.0 -1 0.0
Brockville 23,215 36 6 42 181 25 42 181 79.1 54.9 0 4.8
Cobourg 19,269 27 5 32 166 39 32 166 51.7 45.7 -1 6.3
Cornwall Community Police 47,357 79 12 91 192 45 90 190 106.5 45.0 3 8.8
Kawartha Lakes Police 24,712 31 12 43 174 22 40 162 95.6 50.6 0 4.7
Lasalle 28,086 30 6 36 128 22 36 128 25.5 36.9 0 2.8
Midland 18,353 24 3 27 147 15 27 147 113.6 40.6 -1 3.7
Nishnawbe-Aski 10 17,156 115 20 135 787 45 150 874 251.2 49.0 .. ..
Orangeville 28,955 38 4 42 145 22 39 135 36.7 50.6 0 7.1
Owen Sound 22,954 32 7 39 170 35 41 179 63.2 60.8 -2 2.6
St. Thomas 38,787 56 12 68 175 21 67 173 47.1 47.7 0 10.3
Stratford 31,708 49 6 55 173 20 57 180 55.9 47.3 -2 5.5
Strathroy-Caradoc 21,565 26 4 30 139 13 31 144 39.0 39.4 0 3.3
Timmins 42,821 73 10 83 194 46 86 201 101.5 52.8 0 2.4
Woodstock Police Service 10 37,439 54 11 65 174 39 65 174 72.8 38.2 .. ..
Ontario Provincial Police  
Bracebridge/Gravenhurst 36,218 55 13 68 188 5 68 188 54.2 39.8 5 4.4
Brant County 36,757 38 11 49 133 4 49 133 44.5 36.3 -3 4.1
Collingwood 19,347 28 8 36 186 11 36 186 62.1 52.9 1 2.8
Elgin County 45,032 32 8 40 89 3 40 89 27.3 45.5 4 2.5
Essex County 20,616 24 5 29 141 4 29 141 33.5 45.4 0 0.0
Haldimand 46,117 44 12 56 121 5 56 121 56.2 40.8 4 5.4
Hunstville 23,338 32 9 41 176 3 41 176 63.0 42.0 4 0.0
Kenora 18,994 39 9 48 253 7 48 253 66.1 46.7 0 2.1
Kingsville 21,563 21 4 25 116 2 25 116 32.1 58.3 0 0.0
Lakeshore 33,885 28 6 34 100 4 34 100 28.3 41.2 0 0.0
Leamington 29,639 32 7 39 132 10 39 132 44.5 52.1 0 7.7
Loyalist 15,755 12 6 18 114 2 18 114 33.0 44.8 0 0.0
Middlesex Group 35,046 25 5 30 86 3 30 86 26.4 33.1 -2 6.7
Napanee 16,287 18 8 26 160 3 26 160 28.4 51.2 3 3.8
Orillia 33,815 42 11 53 157 13 53 157 78.4 55.2 -3 3.8
Prince Edward County 27,123 27 6 33 122 3 33 122 50.5 47.4 2 6.1
Quinte West 42,253 43 16 59 140 12 59 140 48.2 45.4 5 5.1
Smith/Ennismore/Lakefield 15,787 11 2 13 82 2 13 82 32.6 49.0 0 7.7
South Frontenac 19,311 14 3 17 88 2 17 88 38.5 45.5 -1 5.9
Tecumseh 24,882 27 5 32 129 4 32 129 27.6 47.3 0 0.0
Tillsonburg 15,727 18 5 23 146 3 23 146 52.5 58.6 0 4.3
  number rate number rate number percent
Population 5,000 to 14,999  
Anishinabek 11 8,039 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 27.0 81.8 .. ..
Aylmer 7,599 10 3 13 171 4 13 171 37.3 44.5 0 0.0
Dryden 8,489 16 5 21 247 13 21 247 67.6 57.3 2 9.5
Espanola 5,273 10 2 12 228 6 12 228 62.8 66.3 0 0.0
Gananoque 5,554 12 3 15 270 9 15 270 50.6 44.1 0 0.0
Hanover 7,580 13 2 15 198 11 15 198 76.4 67.7 0 0.0
Pembroke 14,610 24 1 25 171 26 30 205 68.5 45.3 -2 0.0
Perth 6,319 13 2 15 237 8 15 237 70.0 50.0 0 0.0
Port Hope 12,687 19 2 21 166 17 21 166 44.2 46.5 -1 0.0
Saugeen Shores 12,203 18 4 22 180 3 22 180 41.4 52.8 0 0.0
Shelburne 5,546 12 1 13 234 4 13 234 43.2 77.3 -1 7.7
Six Nations Police 11 6,942 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 249.4 29.0 .. ..
Smiths Falls 9,623 22 3 25 260 10 25 260 103.3 52.2 11 4.0
Stirling-Rawdon 5,043 10 0 10 198 1 10 198 29.6 40.3 -1 0.0
Treaty Three Communities 6,595 69 16 85 1,289 23 87 1,319 707.9 83.5 2 0.0
West Grey 12,730 20 2 22 173 1 22 173 49.9 57.8 0 0.0
West Nipissing 13,937 20 2 22 158 7 23 165 45.7 57.2 0 0.0
Ontario Provincial Police  
Alnwick/Haldimand 7,150 6 1 7 98 1 7 98 30.9 27.3 0 0.0
Augusta 7,824 5 1 6 77 0 6 77 24.1 38.1 0 0.0
Beckwith 6,424 2 1 3 47 0 3 47 27.3 29.7 0 0.0
Blandford-Blenheim 7,461 6 1 7 94 1 7 94 33.5 21.0 0 0.0
Blue Mountains 7,290 15 3 18 247 1 18 247 46.9 35.4 0 0.0
Brighton 10,729 9 3 12 112 1 12 112 43.7 48.1 0 0.0
Brockton 9,952 14 3 17 171 1 17 171 53.3 43.2 0 11.8
Carleton Place 9,755 13 4 17 174 2 17 174 85.0 44.4 0 0.0
Cavan/Millbrook/North Monaghan 9,183 8 2 10 109 1 10 109 27.9 57.1 0 0.0
Central Huron 12 .. 7 2 9 .. 1 9 .. .. .. .. ..
Chatsworth 6,669 4 1 5 75 0 5 75 24.0 45.3 0 0.0
Cramahe 6,118 6 2 8 131 1 8 131 31.8 43.1 0 0.0
Douro-Dummer 7,965 4 0 4 50 1 4 50 25.4 42.0 0 0.0
East-Zorra Tavistock 7,791 6 2 8 103 1 8 103 26.8 18.9 0 0.0
Elliot Lake 11,866 16 3 19 160 5 19 160 63.4 52.4 2 5.3
Fort Frances 8,163 14 4 18 221 1 18 221 73.7 55.6 -1 0.0
Georgian Bluffs 10,979 6 2 8 73 0 8 73 21.5 49.7 0 0.0
Peterborough County (Galaway/Cavendish/Harvey) 5,588 5 1 6 107 1 6 107 43.4 28.8 0 0.0
Goderich 7,735 10 3 13 168 2 13 168 66.0 35.9 3 0.0
Grey Highlands 9,931 8 3 11 111 1 11 111 53.2 59.9 4 18.2
Hamilton Township 11,335 7 3 10 88 1 10 88 31.2 29.6 0 0.0
Hawkesbury 12,005 22 3 25 208 5 25 208 97.0 45.2 3 0.0
Hearst 5,598 8 3 11 196 1 11 196 53.2 60.4 0 0.0
Ingersoll Town 12,334 14 5 19 154 2 19 154 62.7 46.9 0 0.0
Kapuskasing 8,523 10 4 14 164 2 14 164 71.0 70.6 5 0.0
Kincardine 11,564 14 3 17 147 1 17 147 46.7 40.1 4 11.8
Kirkland Lake 8,249 16 3 19 230 1 19 230 103.5 63.7 3 5.3
Lanark Highlands 5,456 3 1 4 73 0 4 73 29.5 31.7 0 0.0
Meaford 11,552 11 2 13 113 1 13 113 27.3 53.9 3 15.4
Mississippi Mills 12,198 7 3 10 82 2 10 82 31.3 33.0 0 0.0
Mono 7,808 6 2 8 102 1 8 102 25.5 39.5 2 0.0
North Grenville 14,533 15 5 20 138 2 20 138 33.0 49.6 0 0.0
North Perth 12,725 13 5 18 141 2 18 141 61.9 27.1 3 0.0
Norwich 10,974 7 2 9 82 1 9 82 32.3 29.7 0 0.0
Otonabee/South Monaghan 6,528 5 2 7 107 1 7 107 34.0 52.6 0 0.0
Penetanguishene 10,435 11 6 17 163 1 17 163 66.5 58.0 1 5.9
Petawawa 13,288 8 2 10 75 1 10 75 30.3 47.3 -3 0.0
Renfrew 8,243 10 3 13 158 3 13 158 66.1 56.1 7 0.0
Rideau Lakes 10,962 8 3 11 100 1 11 100 36.3 42.1 1 54.5
Russell 14,704 12 3 15 102 1 15 102 28.5 38.3 -5 0.0
Russell County/Hawkesbury (The Nation) 11,453 7 2 9 79 1 9 79 42.9 51.8 0 0.0
South Bruce Peninsula 8,745 14 2 16 183 1 16 183 47.4 42.9 0 12.5
South Huron 10,159 9 3 12 118 1 12 118 44.9 36.9 6 0.0
Southgate 7,398 5 1 6 81 0 6 81 42.8 42.3 0 0.0
St. Marys 6,851 7 3 10 146 0 10 146 45.4 31.4 0 0.0
Stone Mills 7,893 4 2 6 76 1 6 76 33.0 50.0 0 0.0
Tay Valley Township 5,904 2 1 3 51 0 3 51 43.0 30.3 0 0.0
Thames Centre 14,061 9 2 11 78 1 11 78 28.1 30.5 0 0.0
Trent Hills 12,926 14 5 19 147 5 19 147 52.3 48.8 2 26.3
West Perth 9,110 9 3 12 132 1 12 132 39.5 30.9 0 0.0
Police personnel in municipal police services — Ontario, 2012 (continued)
Police service 2011  Population 1 2012 Actual strength 2 2012 Authorized strength 3 2011 crime Net gain or loss:  2011  hirings and departures 2011  Police officers eligible to retire 8
Police officers Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Other personnel 5 Total police Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Crime Severity Index 6 Weighted clearance rate 7
Male Female Total
  number rate number rate number percent
Population less than 5,000  
Akwesasne Mohawk 4,362 29 4 33 757 9 33 757 108.4 68.6 2 3.0
Deep River 4,434 8 1 9 203 9 9 203 54.7 76.3 0 0.0
Lac Seul 13 810 7 1 8 988 15 9 1,111 .. .. 0 0.0
Rama Police Service 13 881 16 3 19 2,157 3 19 2,157 .. .. 2 0.0
U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police 1,827 15 3 18 985 8 18 985 321.3 55.3 0 0.0
Wikwemikong 2,373 17 1 18 759 14 18 759 553.9 124.0 0 5.6
Wingham 2,870 7 0 7 244 1 7 244 68.6 60.3 0 0.0
Ontario Provincial Police  
Admaston-Bromley 13 474 1 0 1 211 0 1 211 .. .. 0 0.0
Amaranth 4,193 3 0 3 72 0 3 72 23.8 21.1 0 0.0
Asphodel-Norwood 4,484 5 0 5 112 0 5 112 38.2 69.5 0 0.0
Atikokan 3,286 8 2 10 304 1 10 304 62.1 69.8 0 0.0
Blind River 2,795 7 2 9 322 0 9 322 59.2 57.8 0 0.0
Bonfield 2,028 2 0 2 99 0 2 99 49.5 51.7 0 0.0
Bonnechere Valley 14 .. 3 1 4 .. 1 4 .. .. .. .. ..
Bruce Mines 602 1 0 1 166 0 1 166 .. .. 0 0.0
Casselman 3,505 5 1 6 171 1 6 171 74.6 48.4 0 0.0
Cochrane 3,909 10 2 12 307 2 12 307 135.6 59.0 0 0.0
Dymond 1,256 3 0 3 239 0 3 239 57.2 66.7 0 0.0
East Ferris 4,376 1 1 2 46 0 2 46 13.2 56.9 0 0.0
East Garafraxa 2,594 1 1 2 77 0 2 77 20.8 26.0 0 0.0
East Luther-Grand Valley 3,026 3 0 3 99 0 3 99 22.1 29.9 0 0.0
Havelock/Belmont/Methuen 4,914 5 1 6 122 1 6 122 82.9 45.1 0 0.0
Highway 407 35 5 40 3 40 -1 5.0
Ignace 1,491 4 0 4 268 0 4 268 111.6 52.9 0 25.0
Johnson 13 698 0 1 1 143 0 1 143 .. .. 0 0.0
Laird 1,069 1 0 1 94 0 1 94 20.5 66.2 -1 0.0
Laurentian Valley 2,262 2 0 2 88 0 2 88 25.7 55.9 0 0.0
Macdonald/Meredith 1,515 1 0 1 66 0 1 66 39.9 37.7 -1 0.0
Machin 13 995 1 0 1 101 0 1 101 .. .. 0 0.0
Marathon 4,029 9 0 9 223 1 9 223 41.2 81.4 0 0.0
Mattawa 3,898 6 1 7 180 1 7 180 74.6 61.3 -2 28.6
Melancthon 3,157 2 0 2 63 0 2 63 26.7 39.4 0 0.0
Merrickville 2,998 2 1 3 100 0 3 100 49.1 42.7 0 0.0
Montague 3,337 3 0 3 90 0 3 90 47.2 32.6 0 0.0
Mulmur 3,607 3 1 4 111 0 4 111 29.8 36.8 0 0.0
New Liskeard (Temiskaming Shores) 4,606 8 1 9 195 1 9 195 72.0 60.3 2 0.0
North Kawartha 2,482 3 1 4 161 1 4 161 72.0 22.1 0 0.0
North Shore 13 570 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0.0
Point Edward 2,071 6 0 6 290 0 6 290 59.8 38.8 0 0.0
Port Hope 4,459 4 1 5 112 0 5 112 22.7 30.7 0 0.0
Powassan 3,448 3 0 3 87 0 3 87 29.3 64.3 0 0.0
Prescott 4,400 10 3 13 295 1 13 295 82.3 59.1 0 0.0
Red Lake 4,656 13 3 16 344 1 16 344 81.3 66.8 10 0.0
Red Rock 1,064 2 0 2 188 0 2 188 33.3 79.5 1 0.0
Police personnel in municipal police services — Ontario, 2012 (continued)
Police service 2011  Population 1 2012 Actual strength 2 2012 Authorized strength 3 2011 crime Net gain or loss:  2011  hirings and departures 2011  Police officers eligible to retire 8
Police officers Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Other personnel 5 Total police Police officers per  100,000  population 4 Crime Severity Index 6 Weighted clearance rate 7
Male Female Total
  number rate number rate number percent
Shuniah 2,970 4 0 4 135 1 4 135 49.3 40.1 0 0.0
Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls 13 135 2 0 2 1,481 0 2 1,481 .. .. 0 0.0
Smooth Rock Falls 1,497 1 0 1 67 0 1 67 28.4 51.2 0 0.0
Spanish 13 711 1 0 1 141 0 1 141 .. .. 0 0.0
Superior East (Wawa) 3,185 8 1 9 283 1 9 283 58.5 44.4 6 33.3
Temagami 13 955 2 0 2 209 1 2 209 .. .. 0 0.0
Terrace Bay 1,649 2 0 2 121 0 2 121 39.2 62.0 0 0.0
Thessalon 1,335 2 0 2 150 0 2 150 70.0 51.3 0 0.0
Populations are based on preliminary postcensal estimates for 2011, Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations are adjusted to follow policing boundaries. Populations for 2012 are not yet available.
Represents the actual number of permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks (or their full-time equivalents) as of May 15, 2012.
Represents the number of fully-sworn police officer positions that the police department was allowed to fill during the calendar or fiscal year, whether or not that number of officers was hired.
Based on the number of police officers in 2012 and populations for 2011. Populations are adjusted to follow policing boundaries. Populations for 2012 are not yet available.
Counts include civilian and other personnel (e.g., clerical, dispatch, management, cadets, special constables, security officers, school crossing guards, by-law enforcement officers) on the police department’s payroll as of May 15.
The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI) takes into account both the volume and the seriousness of crime. In the calculation of the CSI, each offence is assigned a weight, derived from average sentences handed down by criminal courts. The more serious the average sentence, the higher the weight for that offence. As a result, more serious offences have a greater impact on changes in the index. All Criminal Code offences, including traffic offences and other federal statute offences, are included in the CSI. The CSI is not available for police services or detachments with populations less than 1,000. Data for police services or detachments with populations less than 5,000 should be used with caution.
Criminal incidents can either be cleared by charge or cleared otherwise (for example, through diversionary programs and other extrajudicial means in instances where a charge could otherwise be laid). The weighted clearance rate is based on the same principle used to create the police-reported Crime Severity Index, whereby more serious offences are assigned a higher weight than less serious offences. Applying this concept to clearance rates means that, for example, the clearance of a homicide, robbery or break and enter receives a higher weight than the clearance of less serious offences such as minor theft, mischief and disturbing the peace. The weighted clearance rate is not available for police services or detachments with populations less than 1,000. Data for police services or detachments with populations less than 5,000 should be used with caution.
The percent of officers eligible to retire is calculated using counts of officers who were eligible to retire in 2011 (or the 2011/2012 fiscal year), along with the number of fully sworn officers employed on May 15, 2012.
Information on eligibility to retire is not available for this police service.
Information on hirings, departures and eligibility to retire is not available for this police service.
Non-respondent.
This police service opened in 2011; therefore information on population, rate of police strength, Crime Severity Index, weighted clearance rate, hirings and departures and eligibility to retire is not available.
Crime statistics are not available for this police service.
This police service opened in 2012; therefore information on population, rate of police strength, Crime Severity Index, weighted clearance rate, hirings and departures and eligibility to retire is not available.
Note(s):
Use caution in comparing forces: The number of officers may not reflect the number available for general community policing because some officers in certain communities are restricted to specific locations (e.g. ports, airports).
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Police Administration Survey and Supplemental.
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