The St. Thomas Police Service has seen an increased number of calls in the first week of 2019 compared to the first week of 2018.
Last year officers responded to two hundred and ninety two calls in the first week of the year. This year officers have already responded to three hundred and sixty five calls, as of 9 am January 9th, 2019.
If there continues to be an increase of calls, 2019 may beat last year’s record number of calls. In 2018 St. Thomas officers responded to a total of 18,875 calls, which was a record of most calls to police.
“Our staff did a commendable job in 2018 with the number of arrests made and investigations solved, while dealing with increased policing demands and a reduced compliment of staff,” says Chief Chris Herridge.
Herridge wants to remind people to be patient and support officers as there is an increase in calls for service.