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Divisions

Aboriginal Liaison
The police service is committed to forming and nurturing partnerships within the Aboriginal Community. The Aboriginal Liaison Officer ensures that the Aboriginal issues are handled in an understanding and sensitive manner. Read More...

Assistance for Victims
A victim is a person who, as a result of the commission of a crime by another, suffers emotional or physical harm, loss of life, damage to property, or economic harm. The police service provides victims of crime with access to information, referral to community resources, and short-term emotional support, and works to raise community awareness of the needs and concerns of victims. The quality of assistance to victims by Police Services is guaranteed in accordance with the Police Adequacy Standards and the principles reflected in the Victims Bill of Rights. Read more...

Criminal Investigations
The primary directive of the Criminal Investigations Division is the detection and prosecution of criminals involved in major criminal incidents. This area is also responsible for the collection, compilation, and dissemination of criminal intelligences. The combination of specially trained detectives and an advanced forensics unit creates an effective investigative team. Read more...

Community Response Unit
The Community Response Unit is also known as the problem-solving unit. Members of the unit forge partnerships within the community to address chronic complaints or complaint areas. Root causes of the problem are explored in order to prevent recurrences. Read more...

Domestic Violence
Violence within a relationship is not restricted by marital status, sexual orientation, or gender. Violence can appear in different forms and is used to intimidate, humiliate, or frighten victims. The effects of violence on the involved partner and children are profound. Criminal proceedings are expedited in order to enhance safety of the victims and promote rehabilitation of the offenders. Police and community agencies work together to address the needs of victims of domestic violence. Read more...

Drug Enforcement
The illicit sale of drugs is a catalyst for numerous other illegal activities. Problems arising from drug trafficking and cultivation affect the quality of the community and impact social, health, and economic status. Awareness programs reveal the negative aspects of becoming involved with drugs. Dedicated units focus on eradication. Read more about Drugs on the Crime Prevention Website.

Emergency Calls
Police officers are dispatched to complaints in order of importance, with 911 emergency calls first. Less than urgent situations are dispatched on a priority basis. Alternative responses have been introduced to more efficiently address the needs of the public. Read more about 911 calls.

Property Crime
Victims of burglary are often left with unsettling feelings of insecurity. You can take steps toward prevention. Examine your home or business environment and determine what factors might draw the attention of a burglar and take corrective steps. For example, pick up newspapers and mail every day. Keep grass cut and remove overgrown foliage leaving windows completely exposed. Keep your garage closed and use bright outdoor lights. Ask a friend or neighbour to 'house sit' in your absence. Consider putting some lights on timers or investigating in a security system. Mark your valuable property and secure personal treasures where a thief won't likely find them. Read more on the GSPS Crime Prevention website.

Seniors Safety
Elder abuse is any act that harms or threatens to harm the health or well-being of an older adult. Financial abuse falls within this definition, which includes telephone and home renovation scams. Your best defence against telemarketing scams is to just hang up. For door-to-door sales, if you haven't initiated the contact, do not entertain the sales pitch. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Read more...

Traffic Safety
The police service strives daily to make the roads in Greater Sudbury among the safest in the province. Drinking and driving, speeding, and aggressive driving are issues of concern for Traffic Unit Officers. The unit also focuses on the safe operation of recreational vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles. Education and enforcement are used in tandem to help operators focus on safe driving. Read more...

Uniform Division
The largest and most visible area of police services is the Uniform Division. The 121 officers assigned to this unit provide front-line response to calls for service. Read more...

Youth Liaison Officer
As a result of the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), which replaced the Young Offenders Act on April 1st, 2003, the Greater Sudbury Police Service and the John Howard Society have partnered and developed the Youth Referral Program. In line with the YCJA's key objectives, the Youth Referral Program will increase the use of effective and timely non-court responses to less serious offences by youth. It will provide meaningful consequences through early intervention with young people in conflict with the law, and provide the opportunity for the broader community to play an important role in developing community-based responses to youth crime. Visit the GSPS youth website for more information.