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History

THE KINGSTON POLICE:

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1841

 

Based on “150 Years of Service:  The Kingston Police Force 1841–1991”
by Staff Inspector Earl C. McCullough, May 1991,
published in Historic Kingston, Volume 40, 1992.
Revised by Deputy Chief Daniel L. Murphy in December 2006
and Donna Harrington in December 2016.

Community Liaisons
Community Liaisons

No police force can carry out its mandate without the assistance and cooperation of other individuals and agencies. The Kingston Police are fortunate to enjoy an excellent rapport with community partners too numerous to mention, but members of one community group are inextricably connected to the Kingston Police: the Kingston Police Community Volunteers. 

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Organizational Evolution
Organizational Evolution

Based on file archives, the organization responsible for policing services in the city of Kingston has been assigned several monikers, including the Kingston City Police Department, the City of Kingston Police Force, and the Kingston Police Force.  In the early 1990s “force” was replaced by “service” in many police agencies.  The Kingston Police Services Board opted for a different strategy:  by Resolution 94-29, passed on April 21, 1994, it decreed that Kingston’s police force shall be known as the Kingston Police.

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Historical Image Gallery
Historical Image Gallery

Get a closer look at historical moments in Kingston Police history dating back to the 1800's.

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Bibliography

Research sources.

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