Charlottetown Police Department

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Charlottetown Police Department
Agency overview
Formed August 17, 1855[1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Sworn members 74[2]
Unsworn members 14
Elected officer responsible The Honourable Janice Sherry, Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General
Agency executive Paul Smith, Chief of Police
Official website

Charlottetown Police Service is the police force for the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The force has 74 officers and 14 staffers. It is headed by Chief Paul Smith and supported by Deputy Chiefs Richard Collins and Gary McGuigan.[3]


The force's operations include:

  • Administration Section
  • Bylaw Section
  • Patrol Section
  • Criminal Investigation Branch
  • Traffic Section
  • Records Section
  • Telecoms Section
  • Identification Section
  • Swat Section

The force has also been involved in United Nations Peacekeeping and the National Weapons Enforcement (NWEST).[citation needed]


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