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The mandate of the civilian forensic support service is to provide extended forensic identification examinations and consultation for OPP and municipal police identification personnel, crown prosecutors, other investigators and the Special Investigations Unit throughout the Province of Ontario on a 24 hour basis. The unit also provides analysis of crime scene exhibits for the purposes of establishing identification and the eventual presentation of these findings in a court of law.

How do I apply for a position in Forensic Identification?

The vast majority of forensic identification positions are with the uniform field units located throughout the Province. The Forensic Identification Support Unit consists of 13 civilian employees who provide support to those field units. Although there are no specific qualifications required for these civilian positions, applicants are expected to possess a strong background in biology or chemistry. Vacancies are advertised periodically through the Ontario Government Website and in Ontario Government publications. Resumes will be accepted and kept on file for six months.

You can forward your resume to:

Ontario Provincial Police,
777 Memorial Ave.
Orillia, ON L3V 7V3,

Attn: Manager, Forensic Identification Section.