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Message from the Chief

Chief Richard Beazley

Sir Robert Peel articulated nine principles for the mission of police in the community.

These profound, often quoted statements mean the same today as they did in the 1800’s when Sir Robert proposed them. The most spoken of these is fundamental to my vision of policing, that is, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of the community welfare and existence.”

South Simcoe Police, while a relatively new service, is nonetheless historically rooted in the communities of Bradford and Innisfil. The Innisfil Police Department and the Bradford Police Department were our predecessors. Our goal is to serve you with integrity, respect for diversity, courage and determination. These are values held by the communities we serve, by our province and by our country. I believe these are the values that underpin Sir Robert Peel’s vision of policing. These are also my values.

And we, as citizens, together with you, are responsible for the welfare of our communities. We are proud to serve you.


Richard (Rick) Beazley Chief of Police


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