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The Peterborough Police Service has located missing person 45-year-old Craig McLaughlin deceased. Ou... More about March 4, 2015 – Missing person located


The Peterborough Police Service would like the public to be aware of a training exercise the Emergen... More about Feb. 28 – March 2, 2015 – Emergency Response Team conducting training exercise


A 19 year old female is facing numerous arson charges following the investigation of a fire at a Geo... More about February 27, 2015 – Further arrest made in arson case

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If you have witnessed this crime or have any information related to this incident please contact the PPS Crime Line at 705-876-1122 ext.555, through email at or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. View more video from the Peterborough Police Service by going to our YouTube Channel.

Our Vision

To be the best Police Service, providing the highest standard of professionalism in partnership with our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the safety of citizens and the protection of property, through an appropriate balance of law enforcement and problem solving and crime-prevention initiatives. This is based on a philosophy of community policing that involves working in partnership with citizens and other community stakeholders.

Core Values

Members of the Police Service display:

  • Integrity and loyalty
  • Empathy and fairness
  • Impartiality and transparency
  • Respect and civility
  • Courage and leadership

Community Patrol

Did you know you have a team? No matter where you live or work in the City of Peterborough or Village of Lakefield, a team of officers and a Sergeant regularly patrol your area and dedicate time to preventing crime and enforcing the law there. They learn the area, share information on problems that occur, and work together to solve them. Their commitment to the residents and businesses in the area they patrol means real results. Our 54% criminal clearance rate and 84.2% violent crime clearance rate is evidence that team policing works.

  • Team 1

    The heart of our City with a high concentration of commercial and entertainment business.

  • Team 2

    The north end of the City with a high concentration of residential, business core, schools and Trent University.

  • Team 3

    Primarily residential in the west end of the City with industrial and commercial areas in the south along with Fleming College.

  • Team 4

    A mixed residential and commercial area in the east and south part of the City.

  • Team 5

    Team 5 officers police the Village of Lakefield.

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