The Waterloo Regional Police Service is proud to serve the residents of Waterloo Region and is committed to working together to support a safe and vibrant community. The Waterloo Regional Police Service was established in 1973 following the amalgamation of Kitchener, Galt, Waterloo, Preston, Hespeler, Elmira and New Hamburg services. At that time, 378 members served a community of 265,000 people. Waterloo Region is one of the fastest growing in Ontario and has since become home to 559,000 people who are served by 1,100 dedicated police members, currently.
A community-focused style of policing, the Waterloo Regional Police Service believes strongly in partnerships and collaboration in order to address the root causes of crime. In 2011, the Waterloo Regional Police Service received an International Policing award for its work in community mobilization and in 2013 was acknowledge for their work in performance management and data analysis. In August of 2014, Bryan M. Larkin became the Service’s seventh Chief of Police where he has established a people- focused vision and believes in supporting the overall wellbeing of our community members and police personnel which contributes to the overall safety of Waterloo Region.
For more information on the Waterloo Regional Police Service or to view the business plan, annual report, or receive news updates, visit www.wrps.on.ca.