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Municipal Policing

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"Forging strong and effective partnerships with our communities"


The Municipal Policing Bureau serves as a centre of excellence regarding contract and non-contract Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) municipal policing services. We work closely with OPP regions and detachments, municipal partners and provincial ministries to support the delivery of cost-efficient, accountable and effective policing services to hundreds of municipalities, throughout the province.

Contact (705) 329-6200 or opp.municipalpolicing@ontario.ca

New OPP Billing Model

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is focused on public safety. We deliver proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities, providing municipal policing services to 324 municipalities throughout Ontario. The OPP is obligated to recover the cost of providing those services.

After two years of consultation, municipal engagement and extensive review, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (Ministry) has announced that a new OPP billing model has been approved for use and will be phased in, commencing January 1, 2015. The OPP is committed to working closely with the Ministry and our municipal partners to ensure that cost-recovery methods are clear and transparent. Regardless of changes to the billing process, the OPP will remain one of the most cost-effective options for many municipalities in Ontario.

What's New ?



Archived Resources:


Municipal Policing Costs

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. This document is currently being updated to reflect the new billing process and will be posted shortly.


If you require any of the above publications in an alternative format please email opp.municipalpolicing@ontario.ca.