On Jan. 1, 1973, a regional police force was established, combining members of the existing police forces of the City of Sudbury, the Town of Copper Cliff, the towns of Falconbridge-Onaping, the Townships of Neelon-Garson and the Town of Capreol.
This new regional force, the Sudbury Regional Police, serving the area under one governing authority, began operations as a single unit at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1973. By mid-year, the Towns of Valley East, Rayside-Balfour and Walden were added.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary and to honour the contributions of all those who have helped build the service to what it is today, a special anniversary logo has been created.
This logo will be displayed throughout the year as a sign of celebration and as an acknowledgement of the service's past and its future. It was unveiled at the Greater Sudbury Police Service’s Jan. 9 board meeting.
The police service said celebrating the anniversary allows it to rediscover its history and proud traditions. Pictures, stories and events over the last 40 years of policing in Sudbury will be posted on the service's Facebook page and on Twitter regularly.
A number of events are also being planned to commemorate the service's commitment to the community. Information about these events will be distributed through the media and on the service's website at www.gsps.ca.