Pembroke Police Service

If You Have An Emergency Call 9-1-1

When To Call Police?

Many people hesitate to call the police out of fear of getting involved, or of being identified, or even of fear of sounding silly or over-suspicious. The police need and want your help in preventing crime, please call.
Do not assume someone else has already called the police.

Contact Information:

Emergency: 9-1-1
OPP 24-Hour Toll-Free Non-Emergency: 1-888-310-1122 or 1-888-310-1133 (TTY)
OPP Pembroke Detachment (Administrative): 613-732-3332

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Report Crimes Online

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourage citizens to report crime online.  As Online Reporting usage has grown, the OPP has expanded the system to include more options for citizens:  Crimes, regarless of value, where there is no evidence or suspects, are eligible for Online Reporting:

  • Theft;
  • Mischief/Damage to Property;
  • Mischief/Damage to Vehicle;
  • Theft from Vehicle;
  • Lost/Missing Property;
  • Stolen License Plates and/or Validation Tags; and
  • Driving Complaints (after the occurrence)

To see the list of less serious incidences for Online Reporting and to access the system, a user can go to the OPP reporting page, choose thier location and start a report.  This will take the user to a secure link where they will be given precise instructions on how to fill out the report.  You can also view the Online Reporting video.

Pembroke Community Watch Program
Community Watch is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level. The ultimate success of the program depends largely on a commitment of cooperation...
Property Identification Program

The Pembroke Police Services Board in conjunction with the Pembroke Public Library are pleased to present the Property Identification Program.  This program will help Police recover your high-value electronics, tools, computer equipment, small appliances etc. if they are stolen.  It is a free, easy way to mark your high-value property.  Marked property is a proven way to help deter property theft and recover valuable items taken during a burglary.  Marked property is difficult for a burglar to sell and if the burglar is caught with marked property, it is evidence of possession of stolen property.  Marked property can also assist Police in tracing it to the original owner.
Visit the Pembroke Public Library to borrow an electric engraver free of charge to mark your personal possessions. 

Criminal Record Checks

Criminal record checks and police checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).


On February 8, 1878, a motion was passed by the Council of the Town of Pembroke to hire a Town Constable. It was not until November 15, 1878 that James Devlin was hired at a salary of $400.00 per year. Constable Devlin lived on Cemetery St , now know as Miller Street , in Pembroke. Some of the duties of the Town Constable at this time, included the collection of taxes, and the maintenance of platforms (sidewalks) and the Pumping station. Constable Devlin also assumed the role of Truant Officer and Dog Catcher.

Police Services Board

The City of Pembroke Police Services Board is a civilian body that is mandated by the Police Services Act and is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services within the City.  Police Services in the City are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) through a contract between the City and the Province of Ontario.  

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