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Welcome to the Woodstock Police Service
The dedicated men and women of this Police Service are very proud to continue serving the citizens of the City of Woodstock with deep professionalism and integrity, as many before us have served since 1865. The members of the Woodstock Police Service, in true partnership with our citizens, constantly strives to preserve the good quality of life in our community by maintaining Woodstock as a safe place to live, work, play and visit. Our organization’s motto is “Protecting Our Community” and we are devoted to fulfilling that commitment.
Please take the time to visit the various areas of this website. Our hope is that you find it interesting, informative and helpful.
It was in 1829 that Sir Robert Peel established the Metropolitan Police Force for London based at Scotland Yard. The 1,000 constables employed were affectionately nicknamed 'Bobbies'. Although unpopular at first, they proved very successful in cutting crime in London. Known as the father of modern policing, Sir Robert Peel developed the Peelian Principles which defined the ethical requirements police officers must follow in order to be effective.