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Commissioner Vince Hawkes

Welcome and thank you for visiting the OPP Website. The site was developed to better meet the needs of today’s audiences and provides current and comprehensive information about the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) organization, its responsibilities, exciting career opportunities and important public safety issues To learn more, visit our Organization and What We Do sections.

The OPP considers its people to be its most important resource. There are approximately 6,200 uniform members, 2,700 civilian employees and 850 auxiliary members serving the citizens of Ontario. The OPP provides policing service on Ontario’s roadways, trails and waterways found within its jurisdiction of over 942,405 square kilometres of land and 94,610 square kilometres of waterways. For those who may be interested in a policing career, recruitment information can be found in the Careers section.

The OPP has a proud history of serving this great province. Since its inception in 1909, the OPP has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of the communities it serves. We recognize that adaptability and responsiveness have contributed to our success in pursuing the OPP Vision of Safe Communities... A Secure Ontario, a trend that will continue.

To learn about the latest issues affecting traffic and public safety, crime trends and valuable crime prevention tips, visit the Resources section. This section is updated on a regular basis and is very informative. Current news affecting the OPP, policing and your community can be found in the News / Media section.

I invite you to browse the OPP site where many of your questions may be addressed.  The toolbars and search functions are valuable tools for finding specific information. If you cannot find the answer to your question at the links provided, please contact us directly, contact information can be found in the Contact Us section. Your comments and suggestions are important to us and we will address them as quickly as possible. Please note, however, that messages are reviewed and answered during normal business hours only.

Thank you again for your interest in the Ontario Provincial Police and for visiting OPP.ca.

Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes

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