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Vehicle towing Request for Proposal
The Cobourg Police Service is currently seeking qualified applicants to submit Request for Proposals, hereinafter called RFP, to the Cobourg Police ...Full Story
Monday, March 19
Youth Arrested for Weapons Dangerous
Media Release The Cobourg Police have charged a youth after receiving a report of a person brandishing a weapon. On Friday the 16th of March, ...Full Story
Monday, March 19
Cobourg Police Service Responded to Call of Robbery
Media Release On the 16th day of March 2018 at approximately 11:27am the Cobourg Police Service were dispatched to the area of the Walmart located ...Full Story
Monday, March 19

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