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Police Officers
Jan 12, 2006 09:52 ETBack | Print Article
 Guest Name:PaulEmail:  
Why are there so many more police officers in the Oshawa area than the Whitby area? I think that the populations are pretty close but there are 3 times more police officers in Oshawa. Shouldn't the numbers be more indicitive of the population? Just thoughts from a concerned citizen of Whitby

Editor's Note: We do not deploy our staff based on population or tax base but on community needs and reported crime. Oshawa has a much higher level of crime than Whitby, especially in terms of violent crime and calls for service. Also, we would move staff from across the region and from our specialty units to Whitby for major incidents (homicide, etc.). Please view our crime trends section for incidents in Whitby and Oshawa (2005 stats will be available shortly).