Stratford Police begin patrolling Perth South and St. Marys
A Stratford Police cruiser is pictured on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.
Published Monday, November 5, 2018 4:34PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 5, 2018 4:58PM EST
It’s the end of an era in St. Marys and Perth South.
OPP have been patrolling both areas for decades, but that officially changed Monday.
Patrol duties have now switched to Stratford Police.
The change will save money and improve police coverage.
Stratford Police say there will always be two officers on duty during the day and one during the overnight, to ensure coverage 24 hours day.
The transition is expected to save St. Marys $150,000 every year.
Today, November 5, 2018, marks the official transition from OPP to Stratford Police in Perth South and St. Marys. Perth South and St. Marys Mayors are pictured with OPP and Stratford Police Service Officers to officially mark the final transition. pic.twitter.com/bB9pmUtjxT— PerthSouthTwp (@PerthSouthTwp) November 5, 2018