The Drug Enforcement Section of the Ontario Provincial Police is the provincial lead agency responsible for drug enforcement and expertise in Ontario. Drug Enforcement Section provides multi-level enforcement via joint force team undercover projects to suppress illegal drug use, production, sale and distribution.
Drug Enforcement Section works in conjunction with municipal police services, OPP regions, as well as national and international agencies to apprehend organized drug traffickers, locally and on a global basis. The Section works closely and shares information with other enforcement units within the OPP, such as the Biker Enforcement Unit, Provincial Weapons Unit, and various Specialty Teams within the province.
Dedicated to drug awareness, education, and public safety, Drug Enforcement Section provides training to local detachment officers involved with the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program conducted at schools across the province. Drug Enforcement members conduct presentations to community and individual private sector groups, and provide lectures to municipal police services, and at the Academy and Ontario Police College.
On a yearly basis, Drug Enforcement Section along with the Helicopter Section conduct a Provincial Marihuana Eradication Program in cooperation with, local OPP detachments and municipal police services. This program identifies and destroys outdoor marihuana operations illegally grown throughout the province.
Drug Awareness resources are available in the Resources section of this site.