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Male Arrested for Stabbing Incident
Male Arrested for Stabbing Incident
***UPDATE *** Regarding Media Release from August 31, 2018*** On Friday, August 31, 2018 at approximately 1:30 am, members of the Cobourg Police ...Full Story
Tuesday, September 11
Arrest on Warrant
On Sunday the 23rd day of September, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, police were called to an east end neighbourhood after receiving a report of a ...Full Story
Monday, September 24
Indecent Exposure
The Cobourg Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in an indecent exposure incident. On Saturday ...Full Story
Saturday, September 22


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