The Shelburne Police Service is operated by the Town of Shelburne, and provides policing services to residents of the town as mandated under the Ontario Police Services Act. Shelburne Police has served the community of Shelburne since 1879 and is currently comprised of 14 sworn officers, 2 civilians and 4 auxiliary constables operating out of a police headquarters at the Town Hall at 203 Main Street, East in the heart of Shelburne. We are dispatched by the Orangeville Police communications centre, and have two marked and fully equipped Ford police interceptors, a Ford Expedition and one unmarked cruiser.
In 2005 the service purchased two police bicycles with tremendous support from the community. This formed the Shelburne Police Bicycle Patrol Unit.
In August of 2010 the Shelburne Police Service received $48,165 to purchase a Special Service Vehicle equipped with an in-car camera system. The $48,165 comes from a pool of property and assets seized by the Crown through the Civil Remedies Act. The Civil Remedies Act, which Attorney General Chris Bentley called “Robin Hood” legislation, allows the government to seek a civil order to seize money, assets and property associated with crime.
The Shelburne Police Service, 2011 Ford Expedition, will be used as a R.I.D.E. unit, scenes of crime vehicle, mobile command post and as a community service vehicle. “With this vehicle, our service will be able to provide enhanced police service not only to our community, but the millions of people who travel through Shelburne each year,” police Chief Kent Moore said. “I truly feel this funding will make a difference.”
The Shelburne Police Service polices an area of 6.44 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 6800. The service responds to over 4000 calls for service a year.