UPDATE: January 6th, 2022
Please be advised that due to the tightening of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all presentations have been deferred until the spring at which time (hopefully) restrictions will have eased to a point where family and friends can gather in-person to acknowledge and support our members and their significant achievements. Date to be determined.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
On behalf of the LaSalle Police Services Board, Chair, Mayor Marc Bondy, is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Woods to the Deputy Chief of Police position with the LaSalle Police Service, 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 Mayor 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 fulfill the mission and vision of the Service in supporting Chief Davies.”
Woods has been serving the LaSalle Police Service for the past 11 months as Acting Deputy Chief of Police. He began his policing career in 1999 when he was hired by Peel Regional Police. He worked in uniform patrol out of 11 Division before being hired by the LaSalle Police Service in February of 2001.
During his career with the LaSalle Police Service, Woods has been the Community Liaison Officer, Use of Force and Firearms Instructor, PAVIS Officer, Criminal Investigations Supervisor, and Staff Sergeant. In 2019, Woods received the Police Exemplary Service Medal on behalf of the Governor General of Canada for having completed 20 years of full-time exemplary police service.
“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 Davies.
“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 Deputy Chief Woods. Jason is married to Natalka and they have two sons together, Benjamin and Timothy.
The LaSalle Police Services Board welcomes Mr. Woods as our new Deputy Chief of Police and will be sworn in at the January 17, 2022 LaSalle Police Services Board meeting.