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Parks Patrol

The Windsor Police Auxiliary patrol several of the City of Windsor's 209 beautiful parks and various trails from early May thru September. Each member is committed to working at least a minimum of 6 parks shift per month, 2 of which are scheduled on the weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday.  Our officers are in the park to maintain a visible police presence. They are there to assist the public and to act as the 'eyes and ears' of the Windsor Police Service to ensure that the parks are safe for Windsor's citizens and visitors.
What makes the Windsor Police Auxiliary Service unique from other auxiliary services in the province of Ontario is that the Windsor Police Auxiliary patrol these city parks without the direct supervision or accompaniment of a sworn Windsor Police Officer for the purposes of reporting activities requiring police intervention or to assist the public in contacting the Windsor Police Service.
Generally, our officers will educate the public but they will also will enforce the City of Windsor's Parks Bylaw 200-2002.  In November 2016, City Council amended the Smoking Bylaw which prohibits smoking in all city parks, this includes parklands, parkettes, trails, playgrounds, sports fields, playing fields, beaches, public parking areas, community gardens, and more.