On behalf of every member of the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board, thank you for taking the time to review the Waterloo Regional Police Service's 2016 Annual Report, for educating yourself on policing in Waterloo Region, and for demonstrating an interest in community safety. 

As the civilian oversight and governance body, this report is an important resource for residents as it provides access to information and statistics on crime, road safety, use of force, and the demand on service in our Region.  For us, it represents transparency and accountability and is also a way to acknowledge the many successes of years past. 

We are extremely proud of the Waterloo Regional Police Service and it is our pleasure to provide this detailed information to our community.  It is our mandate to provide effective police services to the many diverse neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region and we hope you find this Annual Report both informative and engaging as we review the highlights of 2016. 

Tom Galloway

Chair of the Board