“Forging strong and effective partnerships with our communities”
The OPP has provided municipal policing services to Ontario’s municipalities under contract since the 1940s. The number of municipalities contracting services from the OPP continues to increase and now stands at 151; while a further 172 municipalities receive OPP non-contract policing services (total 323).
Municipal Policing Bureau will continue to support municipal policing in the province of Ontario by providing client focused costing proposals, pursuant to the Police Services Act (PSA), to requesting municipalities as the OPP moves into its 2nd century of policing excellence, proudly serving the people and communities of Ontario.
A detailed and comprehensive summary of the cost-recovery process for OPP municipal policing is available in the document, Understanding Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Municipal Policing Costs. This resource is revised as Cost-Recovery Formula updates are made and is provided for municipalities and stakeholders as part of the OPP's commitment to open and transparent communications on policing costs.
- Understanding OPP Municipal Policing Costs 2012 Formula 05Oct12
- Understanding OPP Municipal Policing Costs 2010 Formula 07Aug12
The mandate of the Municipal Policing Bureau:
Develop, in cooperation with detachments, regions and GHQ stakeholders, client focused policing proposals for municipalities and private consortiums who have requested a costing for OPP contract policing services, on the approval and direction of the Ministry of the Community Safety and Correctional Services, and pursuant to the PSA.
- Provide support to regional and detachment commanders to facilitate maintenance of existing Section 10 PSA contracts through regular liaison with municipal authorities, provision of guidance and advice, policy direction and training in regards to contract requirements.
- Serve as the center of excellence respecting the Municipal Policing Bureau and respond to requests for information from municipalities, civilian governance authorities (e.g. Ontario Association of Police Services Boards), ministries, regions and detachments in regard to issues related to both the provision of contract and non-contract OPP municipal policing services.
- In concert with detachment, region and GHQ stakeholders develop, track and invoice 911 Central Emergency Reporting Bureau services, specialized and support services contracts supporting municipal police services, and develop and track reciprocal Framework Agreements in support of adequate and effective policing across Ontario.
For more info contact the Municipal Policing Bureau at (705) 329-6200.