LaSalle police has new deputy chief

LaSalle Deputy Police Chief Jason Woods (via Twitter).

The LaSalle Police Service has a new deputy chief.

The LaSalle Police Services Board appointed Jason Woods to the position effective January 1, 2022.

“It is particularly gratifying that we were able to promote someone from within our own ranks to the position of Deputy Chief. Staff Sergeant Woods demonstrates leadership and a strong commitment to community engagement and public safety,” said LaSalle Mayor Marc Bondy. “His skill set and progressive approach to policing will engage our external partners and advance our community policing model in the right direction. We are confident that he will fulfil the mission and vision of the Service in supporting Chief Davies.”

Woods began his policing career in 1999 when he was hired by Peel Regional Police. He was first hired by the LaSalle Police Service in February of 2001. He has been serving as the Acting Deputy Chief of Police for the last 11 months.

During his time with the police service, Woods has been the Community Liaison Officer, Use of Force and Firearms Instructor, PAVIS Officer, Criminal Investigations Supervisor, and Staff Sergeant.

“As Acting Deputy Chief of Police for most of 2021, Jason has been a tremendous asset to our Leadership Team in the development of our common vision, priorities and goals. His knowledge, experience and leadership style has and will continue to be instrumental in keeping pace with our continuously evolving police environment,” said Chief Duncan Davies.

Woods will be sworn in as the Deputy Chief of Police at the LaSalle Police Services Board meeting on January 17, 2022.

“I am very grateful to the LaSalle Police Services Board for this opportunity. I look forward to the challenge and to the continued work with each and every member of the LaSalle Police Service as we continue to find ways to improve and deliver the best service we can to the citizens of LaSalle,” said Woods.