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Weekly Media Release May 29-June 4, 2017
Between Monday May 29, 2017 and Sunday June 4, 2017 the Cobourg Police Service responded to 195 calls for service including 4 Noise Complaints, 3 ...Full Story
Monday, June 5
Mischief to Police Station
On Wednesday June 21, 2017, at approximately 8:55pm, police were contacted regarding a male who had just kicked the glass out of the Cobourg Police ...Full Story
Thursday, June 22
Weekly Media Release May 22 - May 28, 2017
From Monday the 22th day of May 2017 to Sunday the 28th day of May 2017, the Cobourg Police Service responded to 169 occurrences including: 7 ...Full Story
Monday, May 29


Cobourg was once a "Police Village" and the heritage of policing, being the number one priority for the citizens, of Ontario's Feel Good Town hasn't changed since.

The original Board of Police was instituted in 1834 and this Board was incorporated as the Town of Cobourg in 1837. Law enforcement in the early years was entrusted to a High Constable, appointed by the district magistrates, who could recruit deputies as a particular need arose. By 1898, the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief, Mr. John C. Ruse, made his office in the west wing of Victoria Hall.

The current Cobourg Police Service building was originally known as "The Armouries" building. It was purchased by the Town of Cobourg and turned into the town police station in 1971.

 
Chief Tenure
Edwin Cooney 1860 - 1872
William Rankin 1872 - 1898
John C Ruse 1898 - 1936
William J Carey 1936 - 1950
Harold Pearce 1950 - 1970
Eugene Butler 1970 - 1982
Daniel K McDougal 1982 - 1996
John Kay 1996 - 2002
Kyle Foster (Acting) 2002 - 2003
Garry W Clement 2003 - 2007
Paul Sweet 2007 - 2012
Kai Liu 2012 - Present