|Ontario Provincial Police|
Ontario Provincial Police area
|Size||1 076 395 km² or 415,559 sq mi|
|Formed||1909 (connected with early provincial police from 1792)|
The Ontario Provincial Police (O. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Julian Fantino, COM, OOnt, (born 1942 in Vendoglio, Italy) is the Commissioner P. P. ) is the Provincial Police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. State police are a type of sub-national Territorial police force, particularly in Australia and the United States. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
The OPP is the largest deployed police force in Ontario and the second largest in Canada. The service is responsible for providing policing services throughout the province in areas lacking local police forces. It also provides specialized support to smaller municipal police forces, investigates provincewide and cross-jurisdictional crimes, patrols provincial highways (including Ontario's 400-Series Highways) and is responsible for many of the waterways in the province. In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment The 400-series highways are a network of controlled-access Freeways throughout the southern portion of the province of Ontario, Canada, forming a special The OPP also works with other provincial agencies, including the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Natural Resources to enforce highway safety and conservation regulations, respectively. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO is an Ontario government ministry responsible for Transport Infrastructure and Law The Ministry of Natural Resources is a government agency of the Canadian province of Ontario that is responsible for managing and protecting Finally, OPP officers provide security at the Ontario Legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario
The OPP is one of three provincial police forces in Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The others are the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Sûreté du Québec. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary ( RNC) is a police force in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation The Sûreté du Québec or SQ (French for "Quebec Security" or "Quebec Safety" but usually translated loosely as "Quebec Provincial Police"
At the First Parliament of Upper Canada on September 17, 1792, at Niagara-on-the-Lake, provision was made for the formation of a 'police system'. The 1st Parliament of Upper Canada was in session from September 17 1792 to July 1 1796. The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec Year 1792 ( MDCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Initially, policing jurisdictions were limited to districts, townships, and parishes. In 1871, four years after Confederation, the Constables' Act extended jurisdiction and gave designated police members authorization to act throughout the province. Year 1871 ( MDCCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The first salaried Provincial Constable appointed to act as Detective for the Government of Ontario was John Wilson Murray (1840-1906), hired in 1875. Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Murray was joined by two additional detectives in 1897, marking the beginnings of the Criminal Investigation Branch. Year 1897 ( MDCCCXCVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common However, for the most part, policing outside of Ontario's cities was non-existent.
With the discovery of silver in Cobalt and gold in Timmins, lawlessness was increasingly becoming a problem in northern Ontario. Cobalt is a Town in the District of Timiskaming, Province of Ontario, Canada Police constables were gradually introduced in various areas, until an Order-In-Council decreed the establishment of a permanent organization of salaried constables designated as The Ontario Provincial Police on October 13, 1909. Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting It consisted of 45 men under the direction of Superintendent Joseph E. Rogers. The starting salary for constables was $400. 00 per annum, increased to $900. 00 in 1912. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting The first O. P. P. detachment was located in Bala, Ontario. Bala is a community located in Muskoka Lakes Township where Lake Muskoka drains into the Moon River.
In 1921, restructuring was undertaken with the passing of the Provincial Police Force Act. The title of the commanding officer was changed to Commissioner and given responsibility for enforcing the provisions of the Ontario Temperance Act and other liquor regulations. Major-General Henry M. Cawthra-Elliot was appointed as the first Commissioner. Julian Fantino, the current O. Julian Fantino, COM, OOnt, (born 1942 in Vendoglio, Italy) is the Commissioner P. P. Commissioner, took office in October 2006, succeeding Gwen M. Boniface. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Gwen M Boniface, COM, OOnt, is a Canadian police officer former lawyer and the former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (O
The O. P. P. 's first line of duty death occurred in 1923 when escaped convict Leo Rogers shot and killed Sergeant John Urquhart near North Bay. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. North Bay ( time zone EST) is a city in Northeastern Ontario, Canada (2006 population 53966 Rogers, who was later killed in a shootout with O. P. P. officers, had already mortally wounded North Bay City Constable Fred Lefebvre.
The first O. P. P. motorcycle patrol was introduced in 1928, phased out in 1942 and then reintroduced in 1949. The first marked O. P. P. patrol car was introduced in 1941.
During World War II, the Veterans Guard was formed. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including This was a body of volunteers (primarily World War I veterans), under the supervision of regular police members, protected vulnerable hydroelectric plants and the Welland Ship Canal. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The Welland Canal is a Ship canal that runs 42  km (270  Miles from Port Colborne Ontario on Lake Erie to Port
Women joined the uniform ranks in 1974.
In 1985, the O. P. P. uniform was made more distinctive with the introduction of a blue trouser stripe to match a blue peak cap band.
In 1995, General Headquarters moved into its new facility in Orillia and for the first time in the history of the organization, all Bureaus were in one building.
The Ontario Provincial Police is responsible for providing policing services over one million square kilometres of land and 174 000 km² of water to a population of 2. 3 million people (3. 6 million in the summer months). Currently, the O. P. P. has over 5,300 uniformed and 2,300 civilian personnel. The vehicle fleet consists of 2,290 vehicles, 114 marine vessels, 286 snow and all-terrain vehicles, 2 helicopters and 1 fixed-wing aircraft.
The province is divided into six operational regions:
Field and operational services are provided from 163 police stations and satellite locations throughout Ontario. Smiths Falls (2001 population 9977 is a Town in Ontario, Canada. Aurora ( 2006 Population 47629 is an affluent Canadian town in York Region, approximately 40 km north of Toronto North Bay ( time zone EST) is a city in Northeastern Ontario, Canada (2006 population 53966 Thunder Bay ( 2006 census population 109140 formerly the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, is a City in and the seat of Thunder London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457720 the city proper OPP stations are called "detachments. "
The OPP General Headquarters are located in Orillia. Until 1995, the administration and headquarters divisions operated out of a number of buildings in Toronto. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario From 1973 to 1995 the headquarters were based out of the old Workmen's Compensation Board Building at 90 Harbour Street. Operations were moved to Orillia as part of a government move to decentralize ministries and operations to other parts of Ontario.
The actions of the OPP are examined by the Special Investigations Unit, a civilian agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault. The Special Investigations Unit (“SIU” or the “Unit” of Ontario, Canada, is a civilian agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police
Recruits attend the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario and complete their training at OPP facilities in Orillia. The Ontario Police College (OPC is located in Malahide Township, just east of Aylmer, in Elgin County in Southwestern Ontario. Aylmer Ontario ( 2006 population 7069 UA population 7163 is a town in Elgin County in southern Historically, new recruits were trained in a variety of facilities in and around Toronto until the OPP Training and Development Centre was opened in Brampton in 1981. Brampton (pronounced bramton is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 It remained in operation until 1998, when training moved to the Orillia headquarters. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
Rank Structure within the OPP is paramilitary or quasi-military in nature, with several 'non-commissioned' ranks leading to the 'officer' ranks. Contrary to popular belief, the Detective ranks fall laterally with the uniform ranks and is not a promotion above.
The OPP has among its many initiatives an auxiliary program designed especially for citizens interested in getting firsthand experience in the organization. Auxiliary police (also called Special police or Special constables are usually the part-time reserves of a regular Police force It is a volunteer program in which selected citizens receive special training in order to assist provincial constables in their duty. A volunteer is someone who works for a community or for the benefit of environment primarily because they choose to do so Program Management is the process of managing multiple ongoing inter-dependent Projects An example would be that of designing manufacturing and providing support It also serves as a stepping stone for potential future employment with the OPP. The O. P. P. Auxiliary has 830 volunteers and is the largest police auxiliary unit in Canada.
See Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. The Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police is the head of the Ontario Provincial Police force in the Canadian province of Ontario.
In 2007, the OPP announced that it would return to a black-and-white colour scheme for its police cruisers. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Historically, the force had used black-and-white vehicles from the introduction of the first marked police cars in 1941 to 1989 when all-white cars with blue and gold striping were introduced. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The change will be implemented starting in March 2007 and should be complete by 2009. This article is about the year For the film see 2009 Lost Memories. Cars will not be repainted, but new vehicles purchased will have the new colour scheme.
The OPP has approximately 1,200 patrol cars in service throughout the province. Common models include the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Chevrolet Impala and Dodge Charger. The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (often referred to simply as CVPI or P71) is the law enforcement version of the Ford Crown Victoria. The Chevrolet Impala was through 1996 a Full-sized Automobile built by General Motors for their Chevrolet division The Dodge Charger, is a Rear-wheel drive Full-size Automobile built by Chrysler LLC for its North American Dodge brand Various vans and SUVs are used as support vehicles. Harley Davidson FL motorcycles are used for traffic patrol in the summer months. Harley-Davidson Motor Company ( formerly HDI is an American manufacturer of Motorcycles based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Other vehicles and equipment include:
The implementation of the SAVE Units has brought ATV's into the forefront of proactive policing of recreational activities.
1-888-310-1122 allows callers to contact the nearest OPP Communications Centre from anywhere in Ontario. *677 (star OPP) performs the same function for cell phones, but does not work with all cell phone providers.
The Beatles's 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band contains cover art with Paul McCartney wearing an OPP patch on his fictional uniform (more easily seen in the gatefold picture). The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer, A gatefold is a type of fold used for advertising around a magazine or section and for packaging of media such as Vinyl records. The patch was given to John Lennon the day after their 1966 concert in Toronto by a summer student working in the garage of the OPP Headquarters. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born The group was being transferred to a police van for the trip to the airport.
Many "Paul Is Dead" enthusiasts have misread the patch as "OPD" (the way the patch was slightly bent on McCartney's sleeve in the gatefold picture, the bottom of the "P" was not visible) and took it to mean "Officially Pronounced Dead. " Paul is dead" is an Urban legend alleging that Paul McCartney of the British rock band The Beatles died in 1966 and "
On the online social networking website Habbo Hotel Canada, O. Habbo, formerly Habbo Hotel, is a Social networking Website owned and operated by Sulake Corporation. P. P. officers and spokespersons visit the online application to talk to teens in onboard the website's 'Infobus. ' During the weekly sessions, users of the Habbo service are able to ask the officers and spokespersons questions, primarily regarding online safety.
Barnes, Michael. Policing Ontario: The OPP Today. Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 1991. ISBN 1-55046-015-3.