Summerside Police Department

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Summerside Police Department
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Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Canada
Headquarters Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Sworn members35
Elected officer responsible
  • The Honourable Janice Sherry, Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General
Agency executive
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The Summerside Police Department is the police force for the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Summerside, Prince Edward Island City in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is the second largest city in the province and the primary service centre for the western part of the island.


The force has 35 officers. It is headed by Chief J. David Poirier. [1] The Summerside Police Department shares responsibility with the East Prince Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for patrolling provincial Route 1A and Route 2 which pass along the east and north sides of the city.

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In May 2018, two Summerside Police officers shot to death Jeremy Stephens, 32, shooting him eight times. [2] [3] [4]


The force's operations include:

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  1. "City of Summerside". Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  2. "The Chronicle Herald". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. "The PEI Guardian". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  4. "CBC PEI". Retrieved 2018-08-27.