Hamilton is situated on the western end of Lake Ontario. In 2012, the Hamilton Police Service provided policing services to 533,194 residents (GRIDS).
In 2012, we deployed 784 police officers and 281.5 civilian members and responded to approximately 80,000 calls-for- service. Our operating budget for 2012 was $135,641,540.
Our service has engaged in business planning since 1991. Over the years, our vision, mission and values have guided our police operations. As well, we have moved from a command and control model of policing to a proactive community-based and problem-solving model.