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Woodstock Police Reflects on 2017

Woodstock Police Service Headquarters (stock photo)

Woodstock Police saw an increase in mental health and social order related calls last year.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Services Board has received the Annual Report for 2017.

Chief Bill Renton says the document highlights some of big moments for Woodstock Police throughout the year.

"We did see the successful conclusion of the Wettlaufer matter; the nurse responsible for the horrific deaths of many of our seniors in our long term care facility here. It was nice to get that one cleaned off and have the community come together to heal and move past it."

Renton says they also saw an increase in mental health and social order related calls.

"The mental health calls alone have gone up by 120 over the year. A lot of those calls are quite time consuming because we do have to engage in an apprehension and take an individual to hospital for assessment."

Renton says time are changing at the station; recent retirements and new recruits coming on board.

They also have their big open house at their headquarters this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public will be able to check out the new improvements, after the building underwent renovations for two years.

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