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On this page we will look to inform you about the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and its history.

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Origins of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service: The Early Years

Sault Ste. Marie was incorporated as a municipality in 1871. That is the same year a municipally led police presence came into existence. Two men, Francis J. Hughes 1856-1868 and Andrew Hynes 1868-1871, served in the position of Chief Constable prior to the incorporation of the municipality. In those years […]

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On January 1, 1965 three area Police Forces, now known as Police Services, became one. In 1964 the Townships of Korah and Tarentorus moved under the umbrella of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Policing was the last City department to amalgamate. The amalgamation of the Sault Ste. Marie, Korah […]

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First Woman Officer

Constable Lois Beckett was sworn in as a Policewoman on September 5, 1949. The first woman officer in Sault Ste. Marie Police Service history. Unlike their male counterparts at that time, women in Canada were not given the rank of Constable when joining a Police Force. In 1962, this policy […]

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