In 1829, Sir Robert Peel helped to establish the first modern-day police force in London, England. Peel devised nine principles which later became known as Peel’s Principles. Peel’s most influential outlook for policing is exemplified in the principle which claims:

“the police are the public and the public are the police “Peel’s principle illustrates well the philosophy adopted by the members of the Smiths Falls Police Service. As our motto Community First suggests, the members of the Smiths Falls Police service have taken an active interest in ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our community. After all, not only must we work here, we live here as well! Listed below are some of the community activities and charity events that we actively organize and/or participate in.