Saugeen Shores Police – 2023 busiest year for local police

The Saugeen Shores Police Service experienced its highest call volume ever in 2023.
Officers were involved in or responded to over 11,600 incidents, an increase of over 1,200 calls from 2022.
“We are very proud of our officers and their accomplishments in 2023. In particular, we are proud of our community outreach involvement and programs, from our annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive to the Police Week BBQ in May,” says Police Chief Kevin Zettel.
2023 also saw the retirement of longtime officer, PC Greg Fletcher. He now works with SSPS as a Special Constable.
The Service welcomed two new officers, experienced Constable Derek King and new recruit Constable Kaley Tienharra.
“We look forward to serving the people of Saugeen Shores in 2024,” added Chief Zettel.
Incidents By the Numbers:
(Note: this is only a snapshot of occurrences. There are many offences and occurrences that are not listed that are included under different incident headings)
-Traffic 2193
-Impaired Driving 78
-Assault 117
-Drug Offences 41
-Domestic Disputes 90
-Weapons 21
-Threats 40
-Mischief 114
-Theft 217
-Break and Enter 36
-Bail Violations 76
-Neighbour dispute 68