The Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service has been policing the community since February 5, 1872, when, through the enactment of a by-law by the Town of Strathroy, the Strathroy Police Force came into being.

The Town of Strathroy and the Township of Caradoc amalgamated in 2001 to form the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, an area of some 300 square kilometres. Today's police service provides service and protection for the entire municipality.

The Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, and Staff Sergeant of Operations provide command and administrative support to the organization.

The Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service has a total staff complement of 50 members (sworn & civilian) who are deployed in the following areas:

  • Our Uniform Division is comprised of 20 first responders who are divided into 4 Platoons.  A Sergeant, who oversees four Constables, supervises each unit; these front line officers provide 24-hour service to the community.
  • The Support Services Division, under the direction of a Sergeant, is comprised of 5 members providing support in the following areas:
    • 1 Constable - Forensic Identification
    • 1 Constable - Community Services, Crime Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Response
    • 1 Constable – Traffic Management
    • 2 Constables - Criminal Investigation
    • Civilians make up almost 40% of the staff at the Police Service
      • Under the guidance of a Uniform Sergeant, a majority of the civilian staff are assigned to the Communications Bureau (CERB) receiving and dispatching 911 and non-emergency calls for service
      • The 911 operators provide additional fire dispatching services to the Municipalities within Middlesex County (19 stations) including Oneida Fire
      •  An Administrative Assistant and Office/Court Clerk, provide support to the overall operation of the Service